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Gallbladder Cancer Risk Factors 

Some of the factors that increase the risk of the occurrence of gallbladder cancer include: 

Sex - cancer of the gallbladder affects about three times more women than men.  

Age - most victims of gallbladder cancer are aged over 60 years; the disease occurs mainly after age 70. 

Race – higher rates of gallbladder cancer in the U.S. are found among Native American and Hispanic, especially Mexicans. 

Obesity - being obese increases your risk for developing many types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer.  

Inflammation of the gallbladder - primary gallbladder adenocarcinomas are sometimes linked to chronic inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis).  

Porcelain gallbladder - also called calcification of the gallbladder, porcelain gallbladder account for 10-25% incidence of gallbladder cancer.  

Certain professions – all professions that regularly expose you to caoutchouc and toxic chemicals increase your chance of becoming a gallbladder cancer victim.  

Taking certain medications – certain drugs used in the treatment of high cholesterol such as the fibrates are suspected in the development of gallbladder cancer.  

Other suspected risk factors include: 

  • estrogens 
  • Crohn ileocolitis 
  • ulcerative colitis 
  • typhoid fever
  • gallbladder polyps 
  • anomalous pancreatobiliary duct junction 

 

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