Cancers and other diseases can cause symptoms. These are changes in your body that you notice. Examples of symptoms are having a cough, a pain or a lump.
Symptoms can be caused by many illnesses, not just cancer, but it is always best to have them checked out by a GP.
What you need to know
Symptoms of gallbladder cancer
Some people with gallbladder cancer have no symptoms early in their illness. Others have vague symptoms that can seem like other illnesses.
Symptoms that can be caused by gallbladder cancer include:
- a lump on the right of the abdomen
- pain in the right side of the abdomen
- weight loss that can’t be explained
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- yellowing of the skin and eyes
- itchy skin
- dark urine
- pale faeces
- a swollen abdomen
- a fever.
Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns. Cancers that are diagnosed early are easier to treat.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have symptoms that you are worried about, even if they seem minor, you should go to see a GP. Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns.