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Cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer, occurs when a malignant (cancerous) tumor grows in one of the ducts that transport bile from the liver to the small intestine.
Bile duct cancer affects one in 100,000 people per year in the United States. Bile duct tumors are usually slow growing and treatment often depends on the location of the tumor.
Read a more in-depth article about bile duct cancer, written by Johns Hopkins gastroenterologists, which details the anatomical description of the causes of bile duct cancer.
Read our FAQs about bile duct cancer.
New technology at Johns Hopkins will make biopsies much easier for the patient and the doctor.Read about microgrippers and their potential role in diagnosing cancer.