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How many people suffer from extrahepatic bile duct cancer?

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer in not a common disease. In the United States, between 2,000 to 3,000 people may suffer from extrahepatic bile duct cancer each year. More people may be diagnosed in Asian countries, where a waterborne parasite, the liver fluke, is known to cause extrahepatic bile duct cancer.

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