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Advanced bile duct cancer

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

About advanced bile duct cancer

Find out about advanced bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and the treatment you might have. 

Chemotherapy for advanced cancer

Chemotherapy is often used for advanced bile duct cancer, as long as you are well enough to have it. Find out about the drugs you might have and the side effects.

Radiotherapy for advanced bile duct cancer

Learn about radiotherapy for advanced bile duct cancer.

Stents to relieve symptoms

Find out about stents to relieve symptoms in advanced bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma). 

Controlling symptoms of advanced cancer

Find out what can help to control symptoms of advanced bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).

Last reviewed: 
23 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
23 Dec 2023
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