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Diseases » Bile Duct Cancer » Summary

What is Bile Duct Cancer?

What is Bile Duct Cancer?

  • Bile Duct Cancer: A malignancy arising in the bile ducts of the liver.
  • 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

Bile Duct Cancer: Introduction

Types of Bile Duct Cancer:

Types of Bile Duct Cancer:

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

Broader types of Bile Duct Cancer:

How serious is Bile Duct Cancer?

Complications of Bile Duct Cancer: see complications of Bile Duct Cancer

What causes Bile Duct Cancer?

Causes of Bile Duct Cancer: see causes of Bile Duct Cancer

What are the symptoms of Bile Duct Cancer?

Symptoms of Bile Duct Cancer: see symptoms of Bile Duct Cancer

Complications of Bile Duct Cancer: see complications of Bile Duct Cancer

Can anyone else get Bile Duct Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Bile Duct Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bile Duct Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bile Duct Cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bile Duct Cancer: Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bile Duct Cancer.
Treatments for Bile Duct Cancer: see treatments for Bile Duct Cancer
Research for Bile Duct Cancer: see research for Bile Duct Cancer

Organs Affected by Bile Duct Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Bile Duct Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Bile Duct Cancer

Main name of condition: Bile Duct Cancer

Class of Condition for Bile Duct Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Bile Duct Cancer:

Bile duct tumor, Cancer of the bile duct, cholangiocarcinoma

Bile duct carcinoma Source - Diseases Database

Bile Duct Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bile Duct Cancer:


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