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What is the rate of incidence for extrahepatic bile duct cancer?

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is rare, affecting only 2,000 to 3,000 people per year in the United States. Because of an associated parasitic infection found in Asian countries, the rate of incidence is higher in Asia. While anyone at any age can be diagnosed with extrahepatic bile duct cancer, two-thirds of those diagnosed with extrahepatic bile duct cancer are 65 years old or older.

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