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Bile Duct Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer: Introduction

Bile Duct Cancer: A malignancy arising in the bile ducts of the liver. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bile Duct Cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Bile Duct Cancer

Treatments for Bile Duct Cancer

  • Surgery
    • Complete resection
    • Surgical, endoscopic or percutaneous management of obstructive jaundice for inoperable tumors
  • Chemotherapy - may have a limited role
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer?

Bile Duct Cancer: Related Patient Stories

Bile Duct Cancer: Deaths

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Types of Bile Duct Cancer

  • Bile duct adenocarcinoma
  • Bile duct sarcoma (type of Sarcoma)
  • Bile duct squamous cell carcinoma
  • more types...»

Bile Duct Cancer: Complications

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Causes of Bile Duct Cancer

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Disease Topics Related To Bile Duct Cancer

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Bile Duct Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bile Duct Cancer

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Bile Duct Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bile Duct Cancer

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Bile Duct Cancer, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Bile Duct Cancer: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bile Duct Cancer

Medical research articles related to Bile Duct Cancer include:

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Bile Duct Cancer: Animations

Prognosis for Bile Duct Cancer

Research about Bile Duct Cancer

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Clinical Trials for Bile Duct Cancer

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Bile Duct Cancer include:

Statistics for Bile Duct Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer: Broader Related Topics

Bile Duct Cancer Message Boards

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Definitions of Bile Duct Cancer:

An malignant tumor composed of cells resembling those of bile ducts. Cholangiocarcinoma is a relatively rare tumor in most populations. It can arise from any portion of the intrahepatic bile duct epithelium or the hepatic ducts. Grossly, the lesions are nodular, grayish-white firm and solid. Microscopically, the vast majority of cholangiocarcinomas are adenocarcinomas showing tubular and/or papillary structures. Early detection of cholangiocarcinomas is difficult, and the overall prognosis after resection is poor (adapted from WHO, 2000). --2002 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bile Duct Cancer as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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