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The type of treatment you have depends on 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. 

Treatment options

Find out about the types of treatment for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and how your doctor decides on which treatment you need.


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


Find out when you might have chemotherapy for bile duct cancer, the drugs you might have and the possible side effects.


Find out what radiotherapy is and when you have it for bile duct cancer. 

Follow up

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

Last reviewed: 
06 Jan 2021
Next review due: 
06 Jan 2024
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