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What conditions can increase risk for bile duct cancer?

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A long-term inflammation will make you more likely to get bile duct cancer. Some conditions that can bring this on include:

Other conditions that can make you more likely to get bile duct cancer include:

  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Bile duct stones
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Liver fluke infections
  • Reflux (when digestive juices from your pancreas flow into the bile ducts) Cirrhosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Obesity Diabetes
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Drinking alcohol    

From: Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma),” “What is bile duct cancer?” “Signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer,” “How is bile duct cancer diagnosed?” “What should you ask your doctor about bile duct cancer?” “Surgery for bile duct cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Can I Survive Bile Duct Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 9, 2020

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma),” “What is bile duct cancer?” “Signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer,” “How is bile duct cancer diagnosed?” “What should you ask your doctor about bile duct cancer?” “Surgery for bile duct cancer.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Can I Survive Bile Duct Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 9, 2020

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