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The type of treatment you need depends upon where the bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) is and whether it has spead (the stage), what the cells look like and how fast growing they are (the grade) as well as your general health. 

Decisions about your treatment

How your doctor decides which treatment you need for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.


The surgery you need depends on where in the bile duct the cancer is and if has spread. Find out more about the types of surgery and about what to expect before and after your operation.


Chemotherapy is a treatment for bile duct cancer. The cancer-killing drugs are used to kill bile duct cancer cells.


Learn about how radiotherapy is used to treat bile duct cancer. 

Follow up appointment

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).

Last reviewed: 
27 Jan 2015

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