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Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

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Patients with asbestos-related gallbladder cancer will always have an underlying disease such as asbestosis or pleural effusion, even if they don't show symptoms or it was overlooked in the diagnosis phase.

Survival Rates

Stage I
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Stage II
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Stage III
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Stage IV
Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

Occupational exposure to asbestos for long periods may lead to esophagus cancer. How does it happen?

Inhalation

While working with asbestos, people would inhale its toxic fibers.

Ingestion

While working with asbestos, people would inhale its toxic fibers.

Gallbladder cancer can be cured in up to 90% of people when it is discovered in its early stages. Look out for symptoms!

Jaundice
Nausea and
Vomiting
Bowel Habits
Changes
Weight Loss
Abdominal Pain
Fever

The average cost of gallbladder cancer surgery is $12,941

Early detection

$10,989 / patient

VS

Advanced stage

$41,392 / patient

The average payout for gallbladder cancer from asbestos trust funds is $45,000. You can qualify for multiple trust funds if the underlying pulmonary issues worsen.

Median age of diagnosis is
73 years

Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

African Americans
are at lowest risk

Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

3 times more common in
women than in men

Gallbladder Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

The leading gallbladder cancer risk factor is the presence of gallstones

Every year, approximately 1,200 people lose their lives to asbestos-related gallbladder cancer in the U.S.

Estimate Treatment Costs

Surgical Treatment Options

Signs and symptoms of gallbladder cancer are rare in the early stages of the disease.

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