Gallbladder cancer

Types of treatment

The main types of treatment for gallbladder cancer are:

  • surgery
  • radiation therapy (radiotherapy)
  • chemotherapy
  • targeted therapy – may be available through clinical trials
  • immunotherapy – may be available through clinical trials.

Most people with cancer have one or more of these treatments. Not all treatments are suitable for everyone with gallbladder cancer.

Some people also have palliative care to manage symptoms or take part in clinical trials which test new cancer care options.