Some of the more common symptoms of gallbladder cancer are:
Abdominal (belly) pain
Most people with gallbladder cancer will have abdominal pain. Most often this is in the upper right part of the belly.
Nausea and/or vomiting
People with gallbladder cancer sometimes have vomiting as a symptom.
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and the white part of the eyes. If the cancer grows large enough to block the bile ducts, bile from the liver can’t drain into the intestines. This can cause bilirubin (a chemical in bile that gives it a yellow color) to build up in the blood and settle in different parts of the body. This can often be seen in the skin and eyes.
Lumps in the belly
If the cancer blocks the bile ducts, the gallbladder can swell to larger than normal. Gallbladder cancer can also spread to nearby parts of the liver. These can sometimes be felt by the doctor as lumps on the right side of the belly. They can also be detected by imaging tests such as an ultrasound.
Less common symptoms of gallbladder cancer include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Swelling in the abdomen (belly)
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine
- Light-colored or greasy stools
Source: Cancer.org, Mayo Clinic