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Currently, there are no routine tests used to screen for gallbladder cancer. It is a rare disease, often confused with other gallbladder problems. Symptoms of gallbladder cancer usually do not appear until the cancer is in its later stages. Additionally, gallbladder cancer is often tough to see on ultrasounds and CT scans. These factors make early detection difficult.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.