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Is extrahepatic bile duct cancer serious?

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is rare and very serious. Since it is usually diagnosed after the cancer has advanced, treatment options may be limited. Surgery is the best possible option, but even then, if the surgery fails to remove all the cancerous tissue, the outcome is not good. Between 2 to 30 percent of those treated for extrahepatic bile duct cancer survive at least five years after surgery depending on the extent of the cancer at the time of surgery.

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