Cancer Care

Treating gallbladder cancer like nowhere else in the region

The gallbladder is the small sac that’s located under the liver. It helps digestion by storing and releasing bile that the liver makes. Gallbladder cancer often begins in the gallbladder’s lining. It’s a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer, affecting about 4,000 Americans each year.

When it comes to treating cancer, including gallbladder cancer, at Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we use an integrative approach to address the cancer from different angles. This means our specialists come together to target the disease and ensure your best quality of life.

Ready to begin care for gallbladder cancer in Goshen, IN, with experts dedicated to your well-being? Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) or request an appointment online.

Gallbladder symptoms and causes

Because of the deep position of the gallbladder, it’s almost impossible to feel the tumor. Noticeable signs and symptoms often don’t appear until the disease advances and may include:

  • Jaundice, a yellowing of the eyes and skin
  • Abdominal pain or bloating
  • Fever
  • Lumps in the abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite

The exact cause of gallbladder cancer isn’t known. However, certain conditions and lifestyle factors can increase the chances of getting the disease. These include:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Gallbladder polyps
  • Chronic gallbladder inflammation
  • Family history of gallbladder cancer
  • Age 65 or older
  • Female gender

Treating gallbladder cancer at Goshen Center for Cancer Care with precision and expertise

Personalized, effective treatment largely depends on the tumor’s stage. Imaging tests, such as a CT or MRI, help your treatment team understand the stage of the cancer to determine the best course of action.

Standard treatment for gallbladder cancer includes:

Whatever the stage, our focus is to care for your physical and mental well-being. At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, you can expect supportive therapy services and our survivor network to help you and your family navigate this challenging time. Call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to begin treatment with our nationally recognized team.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats gallbladder cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN, for patients from Fort Wayne, South Bend and beyond.