Basic Summary for Gall Bladder Cancer


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Main name of condition: Gall Bladder Cancer
Other names or spellings: Gallbladder tumor, Gall bladder tumor


What is Gall Bladder Cancer?
  Brief description of Gall Bladder Cancer: Cancer of the gall bladder.
  Parent types of Gall Bladder Cancer: Cancer, Digestive system cancer, Biliary disorder, Gall bladder conditions
  Organs Affected by Gall Bladder Cancer: gall bladder
How many people get Gall Bladder Cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Gall Bladder Cancer: 7,100 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: gallbladder and other biliary)
  Incidence Rate of Gall Bladder Cancer: approx 1 in 38,309 or 0.00% or 7,100 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Gall Bladder Cancer?
  Deaths for Gall Bladder Cancer: 3,540 estimated deaths for gall bladder/biliary cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
What causes Gall Bladder Cancer?
  Class of Condition for Gall Bladder Cancer: cancer
Can anyone else get Gall Bladder Cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
Society issues for Gall Bladder Cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Gall Bladder Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Gall Bladder Cancer:
  • 0.008% (1,010) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.013% (7,004) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of gallbladder in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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