In 2015, 10,910 new cases diagnosed with gallbladder cancer (American Cancer Society, 2015).
Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease that starts in the cells of the inner layer of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small pouch that lies under the liver on the right side of the body. The gallbladder is not a vital organ – the body can function without it. If the gallbladder needs to be removed, there are no serious long-term effects (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information about gallbladder cancer, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
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