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Gallbladder Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to 1 person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for gallbladder cancer?

 Here are some statistics about gallbladder cancer:

  • About 12,190 people in the U.S. in 2018 will be told they have gallbladder cancer that includes the large bile duct.

  • Only about 1 out of 5 cases of gallbladder cancer are found in the early stages. The cancer is most often found when it has grown enough to cause symptoms.

  • About 3,790 people in the U.S. will die of gallbladder cancer in 2018.

Source: American Cancer Society

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Welch, Annette, MNS, OCN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2016
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