NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,992 terms related to cancer and medicine.

gallbladder cancer
(GAWL-bla-der KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in tissues of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ below the liver that collects and stores bile (a fluid made by the liver to digest fat). Gallbladder cancer begins in the innermost layer of tissue and spreads through the outer layers as it grows.