Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

What is intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer that develops in the cells within the bile ducts; both inside and outside the liver. The terms cholangiocarinoma and bile duct cancer are often used to refer to the same condition. This condition occurs slightly more often in males than females and usually affects people who are between 50-70 years old. Signs and symptoms of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma include jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, weakness and itching. Treatment options may include surgery to remove the bile duct and parts of the liver, chemotherapy and radiation.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How can I find out about clinical research studies involving intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?

ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.After you click on a study, review its "eligibility" criteria to determine its appropriateness. Use the study’s contact information to learn more. Check this site often for regular updates.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma be treated? Can it be cured?

Surgery to completely remove the bile duct and tumor is the only option that can possibly lead to a cure for patients. The type of operation will depend on the size and location of the cancer. For cases of intrahepatic cancers that cannot be surgically removed, a liver transplantation may be an option. In some cases, a liver transplant might even cure the cancer. Finally, radiation and chemotherapy are also treatment options available for intrahepatic cholangiocarcioma either in addition to surgery or on their own.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Selected Full-Text Journal Articles

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Aljiffry M, Walsh MJ, Molinari M. Advances in diagnosis, treatment and palliation of cholangiocarcinoma: 1990-2009. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep 14;15(34):4240-62. [PDF]

Last updated on 04-27-20

Where To Start

Cancers of liver and biliary tract

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation 5526 West 13400 South, #510
Salt Lake City, UT, 84096,
Phone: (801) 999-0455 Email: info@cholangiocarcinoma.org Url: http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/
Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) American Cancer Society. October 30, 2013; Reference Link

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