What causes gallbladder cancer?
Gallbladder cancer is caused by cells in the gallbladder changing and growing out of control. This type of cancer is rare.
There are several types of gallbladder cancer, and the most common is adenocarcinoma.
Gallbladder cancer treatment
Your digestive system is intricate and complex. Cancers of the gallbladder can be complicated to diagnose and treat, so managing these cancers takes teamwork and skill. Baylor Scott & White offers the expertise and advanced treatment options necessary to care for all stages of your gallbladder cancer.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of gallbladder cancer, and personal preferences. Gallbladder cancer treatment options may include:
- Potential curative surgery
- Palliative surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Specialized centers for gallbladder cancer care
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer, including gallbladder cancer treatment and surgery. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.
Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas
Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas, is a leading cancer center in North Texas. Baylor University Medical Center's unmatched cancer programs across outpatient and inpatient care make us one of the best cancer treatment centers in Texas, offering quality, coordinated cancer care across the patient journey.