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What is bile duct cancer?

Find out about bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and how common it is. 


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

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist and the tests you might have to diagnose and stage bile duct cancer.

Types of bile duct cancer

The type of bile duct cancer depends on the type of cell the cancer started in, and which part of the bile duct is affected.

Stages and grades

Get information about the number and TNM staging systems for bile duct cancer, and the grades.


The type of treatment you have depends on the stage and grade of your bile duct cancer, as well as your general health.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about bile duct cancer research and clinical trials, and how you can take part.

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. 

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. 

Risks and causes

Find out about factors that can increase the risk of developing bile duct cancer, including long term (chronic) inflammation of the bile ducts.


Find out about bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) survival. 

Resources and support

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and treatment.

Last reviewed: 
06 Mar 2018

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