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Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)


Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile duct Cancer) is the abnormal growth of cells in the bile ducts. Bile duct is a tubular structure in the abdomen that connects the liver to the small intestine and carries bile..

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of cholangiocarcinoma include:

  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis leads to hardening and scarring of the bile ducts.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Jaundice
  • Extreme itchiness in the skin

  • White-coloured stools

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unintended weight loss


  • X-rays – It is usually the first imaging tool used to detect bone anomalies. An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside the body — particularly bones.


  • Surgery is the primary mode of treatment in Cholangiocarcinoma. The type of surgery depends on the location of tumor.


  • Is bile duct cancer the same as liver cancer ?
  • How do you keep your bile duct healthy ?
  • How does bile duct cancer progress ?

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