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Biliary tract cancer

Biliary tract cancer: Introduction

Biliary tract cancer: Cancer that develops in the gallbladder or bile ducts. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Biliary tract cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Biliary tract cancer

Treatments for Biliary tract cancer

  • Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, biliary drainage, liver transplant
  • 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 Biliary tract cancer?

Biliary tract cancer: Complications

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Causes of Biliary tract cancer

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Biliary tract cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Biliary tract cancer

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities more »

Biliary tract cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Biliary tract cancer

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Biliary tract cancer:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Biliary tract cancer, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Biliary tract cancer: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Biliary tract cancer

Medical research articles related to Biliary tract cancer include:

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Biliary tract cancer: Animations

Prognosis for Biliary tract cancer

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

Research about Biliary tract cancer

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Statistics for Biliary tract cancer

Biliary tract cancer: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Biliary tract cancer:

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)


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