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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bile duct cancer
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Treatment

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How might intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma be treated? Can it be cured?

Surgery to completely remove the bile duct and tumor is the only option that can possibly lead to a cure for patients. The type of operation will depend on the size and location of the cancer. For cases of intrahepatic cancers that cannot be surgically removed, a liver transplantation may be an option. In some cases, a liver transplant might even cure the cancer. Finally, radiation and chemotherapy are also treatment options available for intrahepatic cholangiocarcioma either in addition to surgery or on their own.[1]
Last updated: 4/1/2014

References
  1. Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). American Cancer Society. October 30, 2013; http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003084-pdf.pdf. Accessed 4/1/2014.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Bile duct cancer
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.