How Is Gallbladder Cancer Diagnosed?
Some gallbladder cancers are found after a gallbladder has been removed from a patient for treatment of gallstones or chronic (long-term) gallbladder inflammation. Gallbladders removed for those reasons are always examined by a pathologist (a doctor specializing in laboratory tests for diagnosing disease) to see if they contain cancerous cells.
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, though, are found when patients go to a doctor with some of the signs or symptoms listed in the section, "Can Gallbladder Cancer Be Found Early?" Doctors may use a combination of several of the methods described below to find out whether the disease is present.