Gallbladder Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Statistics are numbers that are used to measure certain things. Some people use statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of recovery. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They don’t take into account a person's own risk factors. These may include family history, behaviors, or not having cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for gallbladder cancer?

 Here are some statistics about gallbladder cancer:

  • About 4,000 people in the U.S. in 2015 will be told they have gallbladder cancer. 

  • Only about 1 out of 5 cases of gallbladder cancer are found in the early stages. The cancer is most often found when it has grown enough to cause symptoms.

  • About 3,700 people in the U.S. will die of gallbladder cancer in 2015.


Source: American Cancer Society