Cancer Risk Factors
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
and toxic chemicals increase your chance of
becoming a gallbladder cancer victim.
certain medications – certain
drugs used in the treatment of high cholesterol such as the fibrates are suspected in the development of
Other suspected risk factors
pancreatobiliary duct junction