Gallbladder Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions
Gallstones are the most common risk factor for gallbladder cancer. About 3 out of 4 people with gallbladder cancer have gallstones at the time of diagnosis. Healthcare providers believe that large gallstones grow over a long time, irritating the gallbladder wall, causing inflammation and increasing the risk for gallbladder cancer. Although gallstones are common, very few people with them will get gallbladder cancer.