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Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)

Symptoms of bile duct cancer include jaundice, losing weight, feeling tired, having a high temperature, feeling or being sick, and tummy pain.

Anyone can get bile duct cancer. You may be more likely to get it if you are over 65 or have a medical condition, such as liver cirrhosis.

Bile duct cancer is often treatable. Your treatment plan will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of bile duct cancer include jaundice, losing weight, feeling tired, having a high temperature, feeling or being sick, and tummy pain.

Main symptoms of bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer may not have any symptoms, or they can be hard to spot.

Symptoms of bile duct cancer can include:

Other symptoms can affect your tummy, such as:

Read more on the NHS website.

Bile duct cancer is often treatable. Your treatment plan will depend on your situation. It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Medical treatments

Bile duct cancer is often treatable. But it can be difficult to treat.

The treatment you have will depend on:

  • the size and type of bile duct cancer you have
  • where it is
  • if it has spread
  • your general health

It may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

The specialist care team looking after you will:

  • explain the treatments, benefits and side effects
  • work with you to create a treatment plan that is best for you
  • help you manage any side effects, including changes to your diet to help with your digestion

Read more on the NHS website.

Anyone can get bile duct cancer. You may be more likely to get it if you are over 65 or have a medical condition, such as liver cirrhosis.

Read more on the NHS website.