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Can bile duct cancer be prevented?
Since the cause of bile duct cancer is uncertain, specific methods of prevention do not exist. However, preventing liver inflammation and cirrhosis may decrease the risk of developing this cancer. This includes
moderating the use of alcohol, being vaccinated for the hepatitis B virus, and abstaining from risky behaviors that might cause infection with hepatitis C.
As with all diseases
that tend to develop at an older age, living a healthy lifestyle may extend lifespan as well. This includes not smoking, eating a balanced diet, keeping physically active, and maintaining
a healthy weight.