the cancer is confirmed in your gallbladder, your physician will determine its stage, which will help him to
choose the most appropriate and effective treatment to fight the tumor. In general, gallbladder cancer includes
the following stages:
Carcinoma in situ (CIS) - also called stage 0, carcinoma in situ is the genesis of
the cancer; the cancer cells are located only in the layer of tissue lining the gallbladder.
I – at this
stage, the cancer is confined to the top layers of the tissues lining the gallbladder.
– the cancer has
spread to the muscle layer of the
gallbladder wall; the cancer may also spread to nearby organs such as liver.
– at stage 3, the cancer has spread from the wall of the
gallbladder to affect the nearby lymph nodes and the body tissues
next to your gallbladder
Stage IV - stage 4 is the most advanced stage of gallbladder
cancer; the tumor has spread to
distant lymph nodes and other parts of the body such as the stomach, pancreas, stomach or intestines.
Recurrent– if after the treatment, the cancer returns, it is
considered as a recurrent gallbladder cancer. In general, recurrent cancers are more difficult to be treated;
survival chance decreases.