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Is radiation therapy possible for bile duct cancer?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Surgery is the first and most important treatment.
Often radiation and chemo will be needed because these cancer can recur easily.

In brief: Yes

Surgery is the first and most important treatment.
Often radiation and chemo will be needed because these cancer can recur easily.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Bile duct cancer is usually aggressive.
Often times it is diagnosed at late stage. In selected cases, liver transplantation can be as option in specialized transplant center. Radiation is considered as adjunctive (additional) treatment. Chemotherapy is offered at late stage. However, overall prognosis of bile duct cancer is poor.

In brief: Possible

Bile duct cancer is usually aggressive.
Often times it is diagnosed at late stage. In selected cases, liver transplantation can be as option in specialized transplant center. Radiation is considered as adjunctive (additional) treatment. Chemotherapy is offered at late stage. However, overall prognosis of bile duct cancer is poor.
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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In brief: Yes,but...

It is not the mainstay therapy.
Surgery is. Readiation is only adjunctive but not curative, as surgery can be.

In brief: Yes,but...

It is not the mainstay therapy.
Surgery is. Readiation is only adjunctive but not curative, as surgery can be.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

The treatment for bile duct cancer is surgery.
It is sometimes supplemented with radiation and chemotherapy.

In brief: Maybe

The treatment for bile duct cancer is surgery.
It is sometimes supplemented with radiation and chemotherapy.
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