The skin and the white part of the eyes will be checked for jaundice (a yellowish color).
Sometimes, cancer of the gallbladder spreads to lymph nodes, causing a lump that can be felt beneath the skin.
The CT scan uses x-rays to make detailed cross-sectional images of your body.
These markers are not specific for gallbladder cancer – that is, other cancers or even some other health conditions can cause high levels.
These tests can sometimes be useful after a person is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer.
Some gallbladder cancers are found after the gallbladder has been removed to treat gallstones or chronic (long-term) inflammation.
Gallbladders removed for those reasons are always looked at under a microscope to see if they contain cancer cells.