What is bile duct cancer?
Bile duct cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the small, tube-like bile ducts. A bile duct is a thin tube that transports bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. Bile is made in the liver, stored in the gallbladder and aids in digesting food in the small intestine.
Bile duct cancer incidence
Bile duct cancers account for approximately 10 - 20 percent of all liver cancers, and an estimated 2,000-3,000 cases of bile duct cancers are noted in the United States every year.