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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will refer you to a specialist if they think your symptoms could be due to cancer. They won’t take chances. You then have tests to find out if there is cancer and, if so, what stage it is at.


Find out what screening is and why there is no UK screening programme for gallbladder cancer.

Seeing your GP

Read about what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

There are guidelines GPs have to follow to help them decide who needs to see a specialist for suspected gallbladder cancer and how soon.

Tests to diagnose

A range of tests are used to diagnose gallbladder cancer. See which tests you might have and how you have them.

Tests to stage

Find out about tests you may have if your doctor thinks your gallbladder cancer has spread.

Last reviewed: 
13 Oct 2017

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