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How dangerous is cholangiocarcinoma?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: It can be

Cholangiocarcinoma can be very difficult to treat depending on where it is located within the liver. Cancers outside the liver are amenable to treatment more so than cancers higher up in the bile duct.
In most instances surgical resection is the best option but may not be possible.

In brief: It can be

Cholangiocarcinoma can be very difficult to treat depending on where it is located within the liver. Cancers outside the liver are amenable to treatment more so than cancers higher up in the bile duct.
In most instances surgical resection is the best option but may not be possible.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Cholangiocarcinoma

It can be very dangerous and lethal.
You need to consult with an oncologist and a bile duct expert.

In brief: Cholangiocarcinoma

It can be very dangerous and lethal.
You need to consult with an oncologist and a bile duct expert.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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