Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) is a rare type of cancer that arises from cells that line the drainage system from the liver and gallbladder to the intestine. Symptoms of bile duct cancer include jaundice, itching, weight loss, and abdominal pain. Physical examination, specialized blood tests, and imaging tests may be used to diagnose bile duct cancer. Treatment for bile duct cancer may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and photodynamic therapy. Bile duct cancer typically has a poor prognosis. Preventing liver damage may decrease the risk of developing bile duct cancer. Read more: Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- CT Scan (Computerized Tomography)
- ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Radiation Therapy
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Creatinine (Low, High, Blood Test Results Explained)
- Balloon Endoscopy
- Photodynamic Therapy