The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Doctors can use a TNM system or a number system to give gallbladder cancers a stage. This can seem confusing. But your doctor can help you to understand the stage of your cancer and your treatment options.

TNM stages

TNM stands for tumour, node and metastasis. Find out how the TNM system is used to stage gallbladder cancer.

Number stages

Doctors use a number system to stage gallbladder cancer, find out what each number means.

Last reviewed: 
02 Jan 2020
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