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Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Risk factors: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis c or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Cholangiocarcinoma (Definition)

It is bile duct cancer, it typically located at the confluence of the biliary tree. You need to consult with ...Read more


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How dangerous is cholangiocarcinoma?

How dangerous is cholangiocarcinoma?

Slow growing but if: Not detected early, it can be dangerous. Completely removing the tumor allows 30 - 40% of patients to survive for at least 5 years, with the possibility of a complete cure. if the tumor cannot be completely removed, a cure is generally not possible. With treatment, about half of these patients live a year, and about half live longer. ...Read more

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What are the ways to test cholangiocarcinoma ?

What are the ways to test cholangiocarcinoma ?

Numerous: Cholangiocarcinoma is usually suspected when the eyes turn yellow or blood tests show abnormal liver function. The next step is an ultrasound or ct scan. A nuclear scan may also be done. The best test is a biopsy, done when tests are highly suspicious or unrevealing. ...Read more

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Are there other names for a cholangiocarcinoma?

One type is Klatskin: One type of cholangiocarcinoma is called a klatskin tumor, named after gerald klatskin. ...Read more

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Can i treat a possible cholangiocarcinoma at home?

Can i treat a possible cholangiocarcinoma at home?

No: Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious cancer and you need expert advice from a surgeon and an oncologist. Depending on the extent and on your physical condition you possibly need surgery and chemo. I'm sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with this and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are the ways to manage unresectable cholangiocarcinoma?

What are the ways to manage unresectable cholangiocarcinoma?

Chemo v. Palliative: Cholangiocarcinoma or cancer of the billiary tract in the liver is a difficult cancer to treat when unresectable. There are a number of chemotherapy options; these are best discussed with a cancer specialist. Many patients with truly end stage disease, usually, but not always, might want to consider a purely palliative approach to care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cholangiocarcinoma?

CCA: It is bile duct cancer, it typically located at the confluence of the biliary tree. You need to consult with a bile duct expert. ...Read more

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What groups of people are most at risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma?

What groups of people are most at risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma?

Several groups: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis c or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read more

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Help can chemo work for cholangiocarcinoma?

Help can chemo work for cholangiocarcinoma?

Provide more details: Cholangiocarcinoma is a difficult cancer to control unless it is caught early when it is resectable with surgery. Tell us more about your medical history as to where is your tumor ? Is it you or a family member who has the cancer???? ...Read more