Gallbladder cancer preventability statistics

Gallbladder cancer incidence

In the UK in 2013, 1,932 cases of cancer of the gallbladder were diagnosed.

Of these cancer cases, 835 were in men and 1,097 were in women.

Gallbladder cancer mortality

In the UK in 2013, there were 790 deaths from cancer of the gallbladder.

Of these deaths, 269 were men and 521 were women.

Proportion preventable

Scientists estimate the following proportion of cases of cancer of the gallbladder could be prevented in the UK through healthy changes:

Lifestyle factor Increase or decrease risk? Approximate % preventable
Body fatness Increase 17

Find out more about preventability estimates or, for more detailed information, download appendix A of our policy report.


The figures come from the following sources: incidence for EnglandWalesScotland and Northern Ireland; mortality for England and WalesScotland and Northern Ireland.