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Bile duct cancer

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Introduction
Cancer of the bile duct is a rare but aggressive type of cancer that begins near the liver.
Symptoms of bile duct cancer
Bile duct cancer does not usually cause any symptoms until the flow of bile from the liver is blocked.
Causes of bile duct cancer
The exact cause of bile duct cancer is unknown, although there are some things that can increase the risk of developing the condition.
Diagnosing bile duct cancer
Bile duct cancer can be a challenging condition to diagnose. You usually need to have a number of different tests before an accurate diagnosis can be made.
Treating bile duct cancer
Most cases of bile duct cancer cannot be cured. Instead, treatment is most commonly used to relieve symptoms.
Preventing bile duct cancer
There are no guaranteed ways to avoid getting bile duct cancer, although it is possible to reduce your chances of developing the condition.