Bile Duct Cancer

Bile Duct Can­cer, also known as cholan­gio­car­ci­no­ma (CCA), is a rare and aggres­sive form of can­cer that devel­ops in the bile ducts. There are two dif­fer­ent types of CCA, intra­hep­at­ic and extra­hep­at­ic. Intra­hep­at­ic CCA affects the bile ducts inside your liv­er while extra­hep­at­ic affects the bile ducts out­side your liv­er near­er to the intes­tine. CCA appears most­ly in peo­ple over 60 years of age, and it occurs slight­ly more often in men than women. Hav­ing cer­tain gas­troin­testi­nal, bow­el, or liv­er dis­eases, obe­si­ty, as well as expo­sure to cer­tain chem­i­cals, can increase your risk for devel­op­ing CCA. There are usu­al­ly no symp­toms of CCA until it has reached an advanced stage.