Thomas R. Kitchen Jr.


  Memorial Fund

For more information of this disease please visit:



cholangiocarcinoma.org


 cancer.org

Treatment:

Surgery

Chemotherapy

Radiation Therapy

Making a Diagnosis:

Bloodwork

MRI

CT Scan

Ultrasound

ERCP

Endoscopy

Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer), is a cancerous (malignant) growth in one of the ducts that carries the bile from the liver to the small intestine. It is often known as the silent disease because the symptoms go unnoticed until the disease has spread.


  • It is most common in men ages 50-70.
  • 2,000 to 3,000 people are diagnosed each year
  • Only around 20% of patients diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer will live past 5 years.