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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.