Gallbladder Cancer Treatments

Your care team will tailor your gallbladder cancer treatment plan to your unique needs. Your treatment will depend on your overall health, the extent of the disease and your tolerance for different therapies.

Your Gallbladder Cancer Treatment Team

Northwestern Medicine offers specialty care for gallbladder cancer from a multidisciplinary team in world-class, patient-centered facilities.

Our cancer team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, advanced practice nurses and a comprehensive support team devoted exclusively to treating cancer.

Our highly skilled team includes:

  • Specialized physicians
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Social workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Registered dietitians
  • Financial counselors
  • Survivorship navigators

Cancer Care Closer to Home

Addressing cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to focus your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Your treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs and may include a combination of the following treatments:

  • Surgery: Surgery may be used to remove your gallbladder or part of the liver directly in contact with the liver, lymph nodes and/or other affected organs, including your bile duct.
  • Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy uses targeted radioactive waves to eliminate cancer cells and shrink tumors.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is medication that is administered through your veins or by mouth to eliminate cancer cells.