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What is Biliary tract cancer?

What is Biliary tract cancer?

  • Biliary tract cancer: Cancer that develops in the gallbladder or bile ducts.

Biliary tract cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Biliary tract cancer, or a subtype of Biliary tract cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Biliary tract cancer: Introduction

Types of Biliary tract cancer:

Broader types of Biliary tract cancer:

How serious is Biliary tract cancer?

Prognosis of Biliary tract cancer: Usually the cancer isn't detected until later sages when it is untreatable. Early detection improves prognosis.
Complications of Biliary tract cancer: see complications of Biliary tract cancer

What causes Biliary tract cancer?

Causes of Biliary tract cancer: see causes of Biliary tract cancer

What are the symptoms of Biliary tract cancer?

Symptoms of Biliary tract cancer: see symptoms of Biliary tract cancer

Complications of Biliary tract cancer: see complications of Biliary tract cancer

Biliary tract cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Biliary tract cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Biliary tract cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Biliary tract cancer: Oncologist, Hepatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Biliary tract cancer.
Treatments for Biliary tract cancer: see treatments for Biliary tract cancer
Research for Biliary tract cancer: see research for Biliary tract cancer

Name of Biliary tract cancer

Main name of condition: Biliary tract cancer

 

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