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​​​Overview of Bile Duct Cancer

Bile duct cancer occurs when cell​s in the bile ducts start to grow out of control. There are several types of bile duct cancer and in order to diagnose a specific kind depends 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. Options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Whipple procedure
    • Removal of the bile duct
    • Partial hepatectomy
    • Surgical biliary bypass
    • Liver transplant
    • Stent or catheter placement
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Trials (when appropriate)

Specialized Centers for Bile Duct Cancer Care

Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.

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