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Bile Duct Cancer

What is the bile duct?

The bile duct is a long tube-like channel that carries bile from the liver to the intestine. Bile is a substance that aids in digestion by breaking down fats.


What is bile duct cancer?

Cholangiocarcinoma, another name for bile duct cancer, can develop in any part of the bile duct, usually the parts that are outside of the liver. This cancer is the most common reason for obstruction of the bile duct. Cancer of the bile duct could prevent the flow of bile. The cause of bile duct cancer is unknown. This form of cancer is most commonly diagnosed in people in their 60's and 70's.

Signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer signs or symptoms can easily be mistaken for other medical conditions. Symptoms could include:

  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Itchy skin
  • Pale Stools

Traditional treatment options for bile duct cancer


There are various treatment options for bile duct cancer. It is not always possible to perform surgery for this disease due to the difficult location of the bile duct. However, surgery may be performed if the cancer has not spread beyond the bile duct. Other treatment options may include the use of toxic medicines.

Your doctor may suggest:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy -Usrodiol, Doxil, Somatostatin, Gemzar, Cholestyramine, Pancrease

Radiation therapy may also be considered an option for some bile duct cancer patients. Radiation therapy is used in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells and cause a reduction in tumor size. It is most often used for bile duct cancer that has metastasized. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often performed simultaneously.

Hope4Cancer Institute treatment program for bile duct cancer


Bile duct cancer is a very stressful diagnosis and your healthcare team understands this. At Hope4Cancer Institute we will make every effort to keep you up to date and comfortable with your diagnosis, options, and treatment. We work with you to ensure that every aspect of your bile duct cancer treatment program is successful. The recommendations your healthcare team make to you will be for the most effective alternative treatments. Individual treatment plans will vary. Hope4Cancer Institute optimizes your bile duct cancer treatment program by integrating our therapies which could include:

  • Sono-Photo-Dynamic Therapy
  • Hope4Cancer Therapy - Poly-MVA, Vitamin C, Laetrile (B-17)
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Whole Body Detoxification
  • Anti/fungal microbial Therapy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Support Therapy

Our therapies can help to reduce cancer related side effects and improve your overall quality of life.

Our innovative approach to cancer treatment focuses not only on the disease, but on the patient's mind, body, and spirit.. If you are looking for a bile duct cancer treatment program that treats more than just your cancer, Hope4Cancer Institute is the place for you. Call us today at 888-544-5993. Our patient liaison is waiting to tell you more about our innovative approach to bile duct cancer treatment.

Death and mortality statistics for Bile Duct Cancer


Depending on the location of the cancer, general treatment can result in a survival rate of 15% - 25% in a five year span.

 

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