Located on the right side of the abdomen, the gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that stores bile, a fluid that helps digest fats. Gallbladder cancer, which is uncommon, may grow slowly and is often curable if found early. However, most people don't have symptoms until after the cancer has spread, making treatment much more difficult.
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Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report.
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