Gallbladder Cancer Prognosis

Prognosis and survival depend on many factors1. Only a doctor familiar with your medical history, the type, stage and characteristics of your cancer, the treatments chosen and the response to treatment can put all of this information together with survival statistics to arrive at a prognosis.

The following are prognostic factors for gallbladder cancer:

  • Stage
  • Type of tumour
  • Grade
  • Surgical removal of the tumour
    • Tumours that can be completely removed with surgery have a more favourable prognosis. Tumours that cannot be removed by surgery have a poorer prognosis.

1 The information on this page was provided by the Canadian Cancer Society.