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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.


Your GP or specialist might arrange for you to have some tests. Read about these tests and what happens.

Last reviewed: 
02 Jan 2020
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