The symptoms of bile duct cancer include:
- Irritation on the skin
- Pale stools
- Fatigue and weakness
- Pain in the abdomen area
- Unusual weight loss
Bile duct cancer, also known as cholangiocarcinoma, develops in the tubes called bile ducts that connect the liver and the gall bladder. The bile ducts are responsible for carrying the digestive liquid bile which is a waste product of the liver. The cancer usually causes narrowing of the bile ducts and disturbs their function.
Bile duct cancer can be of the following types:
The following factors increase the risk of bile duct cancer in people:
The doctor diagnosis bile duct cancer by conducting several tests on the patient which help in indicating the presence of cancerous cells in the bile duct....
The doctor diagnosis bile duct cancer by conducting several tests on the patient which help in indicating the presence of cancerous cells in the bile duct.
Bile ducts are responsible for draining of the digestive fluid bile. Bile duct cancer disturbs the function of the bile tubes. The doctor focuses on restoring the function of bile ducts using treatment. The doctor may opt for the following therapi..
Bile ducts are responsible for draining of the digestive fluid bile. Bile duct cancer disturbs the function of the bile tubes. The doctor focuses on restoring the function of bile ducts using treatment. The doctor may opt for the following therapies while treating bile duct cancer.
During surgery, the doctors try to remove the tumour from the patient’s body. The deceased part of the bile duct is removed and the ends are joined back together.
In this procedure, the doctor removes the diseased liver from the patient’s body and replaces it with a healthy liver donated by another person.
Chemotherapy involves the usage of drugs to destroy the cancerous cells. It reduces the growth of the cancer and helps in controlling the symptoms.
Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy beams produced by a radiation machine or by the radioactive substances to kill the cancer cells.
Biliary drainage helps to restore the flow of bile. The doctor may carry a bypass surgery to make a new passage for bile drainage. This process also helps in controlling the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer.
One should consult the doctor as soon as they start noticing any signs or symptoms of bile duct cancer in the person. The appropriate treatment and the associated side effects should be thoroughly evaluated and discussed with the doctor.
Medanta ensures expert care for its patients who are diagnosed with bile duct cancer at the Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine. The Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine is Asia’s first of..
Medanta ensures expert care for its patients who are diagnosed with bile duct cancer at the Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine. The Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine is Asia’s first of its kind dedicated Institute offering liver transplantation and all other levels of treatment for liver and biliary diseases including cancer, both in adults and children. The Living Donor Liver Transplant program is the largest in India and second largest in the world with a team of highly qualified doctors with a rich experience of more than 2500 Liver Transplants, having groomed the programme from its inception. The program has achieved the highest success rates (95%) and lowest infection rates (<10%) in Liver Transplant. The Institute is also a high-volume referral centre for all types of liver tumours, bile duct cancer, cysts and blocks and all complex non-transplant liver and biliary surgery. The Institute is committed to a scientific, compassionate & a patient-friendly approach.
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