Perhaps when you think of February you may think of candy hearts and rose deliveries to your office. At Imerman Angels, we think of Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. You may be wondering “What/Where is my Gallbladder?”. Below is the skinny on this rarely discussed body organ and the cancer that can affect it:
What is a Gallbladder: Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver.
What does it do: The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver.
Gallbladder cancer is relatively uncommon and effects about 9,810 new cases annually. It is more common in women than men, and is more common when there have been previous gallstones, obesity, are over 70 or have a family history.
Because of the rare nature of GBC, fighters may come up short when searching for others who have fought a similar fight. Throughout this month, we are hoping to fulfill our mission so that no one fights cancer alone by connecting with GBC fighters, survivors and caregivers. We would love to hear your story if you feel called to share it with a fellow member of the cancer community: 877-274-5529.