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New App for Patients Living with Bile Duct Cancer

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation developed a free app, in collaboration with Boston Scientific, that allows patients and caregivers to store and share important health information with physicians during routine or emergency appointments.

The Cholangiocarcinoma Patient Assist application is an informational tool that does not constitute professional medical recommendations, treatment, or advice. It is not intended to be used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent a condition or disease.
 

Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

Cholangiocarcinoma is cancer of the bile ducts. It occurs mostly in people older than age 50, though it can occur at any age. 

Symptoms:

  • Yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Itchy skin
 

Treatment Options

Treatment depends on the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the person’s overall health. The main treatment for bile duct cancer is surgery. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be used if the cancer cannot be entirely removed with surgery. Additionally, Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) therapy can be used with stenting to perform biliary drainage or decompression for symptom relief.

 

Resources

For more information on Bile Duct Cancer, including the latest research, patient and caregiver support, visit the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

 
 
 
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