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Gallbladder Cancer

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have this type of cancer each year and some general survival information. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages in this guide, use the colored boxes on the right side of your screen, or click “Next” at the bottom

This year, an estimated 10,650 adults (4,960 men and 5,690 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with gallbladder and other biliary cancers. It is estimated that 3,630 deaths (1,610 men and 2,020 women) from these diseases will occur this year.

The five-year survival rate is the percentage of people who survive at least five years after the cancer is detected, excluding those who die from other diseases. The five-year survival rate for people with gallbladder cancer depends on several factors, including the extent of cancer at the time of diagnosis (called the stage). Cancer survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. Estimates are based on data from thousands of people with this type of cancer in the United States each year, but the actual risk for a particular individual may differ. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with gallbladder cancer. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Statistics adapted from the American Cancer Society's publication, Cancer Facts & Figures 2014..

Last Updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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