You can live with gallbladder cancer for years without experiencing any symptoms. The tumor does not usually cause symptoms until it has begun to spread to adjacent organs or when the bile ducts are obstructed. When symptoms finally emerge, they are not specifically related to cancer; other diseases such as Intestinal obstruction and gallstones can provoke the same signs and symptoms as gallbladder cancer.
As the cancer is gaining control of your body, you can experience at least one of these symptoms:
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- swelling of the abdomen
- palpable mass in the right upper quadrant (abdomen)
- pain in the upper right of your abdomen
- digestion problems, especially when you eat fatty foods .