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What is extrahepatic bile duct cancer?

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the tiny tubes, or ducts, that connect the small intestine, gall bladder, and liver. These ducts, which transport bile to aid in the digestion food, are outside of the liver (extrahepatic) as opposed to other ducts that are inside the liver (intrahepatic). Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is very hard to detect. It is a rare disease and once a diagnosis it made, the symptoms are usually already advanced, making the cancer very difficult to treat.

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Should I be worried about extrahepatic bile duct cancer?
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What is the rate of incidence for extrahepatic bile duct cancer?
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