The bile duct is the tube that takes bile from the liver (where the bile is produced) into the intestine. On the way it passes through the pancreas. Cholangiocarcinoma is rare but can affect any part of the bile duct. Depending on which part of the bile duct the cancer affects, it may be treated surgically either like a liver cancer or like a pancreas cancer.
However, unfortunately it is often not possible to treat cholangiocarcinoma surgically.
Cholangiocarcinoma of the upper bile duct or within the liver.
Cholangiocarcinoma of the lower bile duct, within the pancreas.
All four HPB consultant surgeons can be contacted as follows:
Care UK, Plymouth
0333 321 1953
Please contact us at the hospital where you are being treated. We shall do our best to answer your queries as quickly as possible.
We have tried to be as accurate as possible with the information in this website.
However, each patient is different, so some information may not apply to your specific circumstances.