Other Names for this Disease
- Bile duct cancer
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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.
Last updated: 4/1/2014
- 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.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.