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At MD Anderson's Gastrointestinal Center, we customize your care for bile cancer. This means we treat you as an individual, not a statistic. Your treatment plan is personalized to include the most advanced therapies, while focusing on your quality of life.

At MD Anderson's Gastrointestinal Center, we customize your care for bile cancer. This means we treat you as an individual, not a statistic. Your treatment plan is personalized to include the most advanced therapies, while focusing on your quality of life.

Cancer of the biliary tract (cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer) can be aggressive and its management requires world-class multi-disciplinary expertise.  

MD Anderson is working to improve survival rates for bile duct cancer by providing a range of innovative treatments, including targeted therapies, surgical techniques and high-dose radiation therapy.

Bile duct cancer survivors often have to deal with side effects. Our expert health care team provides supportive care and management of bile duct obstruction, malnutrition and digestive issues.

Treatment at MD Anderson

Bile duct cancer is treated in our
Gastrointestinal Center.

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about bile duct cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Bile duct cancer facts

did you know?

Bile duct cancers that occur outside the liver (extrahepatic) have a higher survival rate than those that develop inside the liver.  

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Bile duct cancer symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Bile duct cancer diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select the treatment for bile duct cancer based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Bile duct cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be
found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about bile duct cancer in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.