February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. It is also National Cancer Prevention Month. Green is the ideal color to remind us about cancer prevention. Our diets should be loaded with leafy greens and healthy vegetables. It can also remind us to leap into the great outdoors for exercise and meditation. Collected here are articles about prevention and gallbladder cancer.
Need to Know: Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder cancer is cancer that begins in the gallbladder.
Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver.
Gallbladder cancer is uncommon. When gallbladder cancer is discovered at its earliest stages, the chance for a cure is very good. But most gallbladder cancers are discovered at a late stage, when the prognosis is often very poor.
Gallbladder cancer is difficult to diagnose because it often causes no specific signs or symptoms. Also, the relatively hidden nature of the gallbladder makes it easier for gallbladder cancer to grow without being detected.