We are working to develop more detailed content about gallbladder cancer.
In the meantime, you can use the links on this page and the rest of the information on the site to find information and support.
Gallbladder cancer is a rare cancer (less than 1% of all cancers). It affects both men and women, and is more common in people over the age of 65.
Gallbladder cancer is a type of upper gastrointestinal cancer.
Support when you have gallbladder cancer
One of the main organisations that provides information and support for people with cancer is the Cancer Council. Their services include:
- an Information and Support line, 13 11 20, which has specially trained staff available to offer support
- a range of face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
- a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to someone who has experienced cancer
- an online community for people with cancer and their families and friends.
The Pancare Foundation also has resources to help you understand gallbladder cancer. This is available online, or you can call 1300 881 698.
You can also talk to the cancer care coordinator or social worker where you are being seen. They can tell you what services and support groups are available locally. Your GP may also be able to provide information about this.