TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News)
When cancer develops in the gallbladder, it usually starts in the innermost layers and gradually spreads to surrounding tissues.
That makes it hard to detect early or during a routine physical exam because the gallbladder is tiny and largely hidden by the liver. Fortunately, gallbladder cancer is rare.
Bile ducts are thin tubes that move bile from the liver to the small intestine. Bile duct cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells in any portion of the duct system.
SOURCE: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, news release, Feb. 9, 2021
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