What is the treatment for gallbladder cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Treatment options for gallbladder cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Surgery may involve removal of the gallbladder in a procedure called a cholecystectomy, with or without removal of part of the liver. Chemotherapy involves the use of medications to kill cancer cells. Radiation can be used to target a specific part of the body, thereby killing a group of cancer cells that are located in one place. For instance, radiation can be directed at the gallbladder.

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