What is bile duct cancer?
Bile duct cancer occurs when cells in the bile ducts start to grow out of control.
There are several types of bile duct cancer, and cancer care specialists diagnose the specific kind based on where the cancer starts in the bile duct.
Bile duct cancer treatment
Your digestive system is intricate and complex. Cancers of the bile duct can be complicated to diagnose and treat, so managing these cancers takes teamwork and skill. Baylor Scott & White offers the expertise and advanced treatment options necessary to care for all stages of your bile duct cancer.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of bile duct cancer, and personal preferences. Bile duct cancer treatment options may include:
- Whipple procedure
- Removal of the bile duct
- Partial hepatectomy
- Surgical biliary bypass
- Liver transplant
- Stent or catheter placement
- Terapia de radiación
- El manejo del dolor
- Ensayos clínicos (cuando proceda)