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Discussion BoardTypes of Gallblader Cancer was posted 06/15/2015 04:21 pm by cancereffects
There are several types of gallbladder cancer, some of them include:
• Adenocarcinomas - they are cancers that develop in the gland cells in the
lining of the gallbladder. Gallbladder adenocarcinomas represent about85% of
gall bladder cancers; they include non papillary adenocarcinoma, papillary
adenocarcinoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma.
• Squamous cell cancer of the gallbladder – this is a rare form of
gallbladder cancer, accounts for only less than 12.7% of all gallbladder
tumors. In general, s quamous cell cancer of the gallbladder develops from
the skin-like cells that form the lining of the gallbladder.
• Adenosquamous cancer of the gallbladder – this is a rare histological form
of the gallbladder carcinoma that affects both squamous epithelial cells and
glandular cells of the bladder.
• Small cell cancer of the gallbladder - also called oat cell carcinomas,
small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare form of malignant tumor
that has characteristics similar to those of adenocarcinoma of the
• Sarcoma of the gallbladder – this type of gallbladder cancer affects the
muscle layer of the gallbladder; it is very rare.
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