The symptoms of bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) include yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and weight loss. Find out more and when to see your doctor. 

Risks and causes

Read about the risks and causes of bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).


Find out about bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) survival. 

Getting diagnosed

Read about seeing your GP, screening, going to hospital, and the tests you might have to diagnose bile duct cancer.


The medical name for bile duct cancer is cholangiocarcinoma. Find out about the different types. 

Stages and grades

Understanding the stage and grade of bile duct cancer will allow your doctor or specialist to decide on the best treatment.


The type of treatment you have will depend upon the stage and grade of your bile duct cancer. Your general health will also be taken into consideration. 

Living with bile duct cancer

Learn about the feelings and practical difficulties you might have with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). Here you can find advice and tips to help you best cope. 

Research and clinical trials

Find out more about research and clinical trials. 

Advanced bile duct cancer

Advanced bile duct cancer means that the cancer has spread beyond the bile ducts or has come back some time after you were first treated. 

Last reviewed: 
27 Jan 2015

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