Anyone can get bile duct cancer. It's not always clear what causes it.
You might be more likely to get it if you:
- are over the age of 65
- have certain medical conditions, such as abnormal bile ducts, long term swelling in the bowel (ulcerative colitis) or bile ducts, a parasite in the liver (liver flukes), bile duct stones and liver cirrhosis
It's important to get any symptoms of bile duct cancer checked by a GP.
Anyone can get bile duct cancer, even if you do not think you have a higher chance of getting it.