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American Cancer Society: Diagnosis of Bile Duct Cancer

        

American Cancer Society: Diagnosis of Bile Duct Cancer

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The bile duct is a thin tube, about 4 to 5 inches long, that reaches from the liver to the small intestine. The major function of the bile duct is to transport a fluid called bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, where it helps digest the fats in foods. Most bile duct cancers are not found until patients go to a doctor because they have symptoms. When bile duct cancer does cause symptoms, it is usually because the bile duct is blocked. This webpage lists the most common... More
Material Type: Reference Material
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 18, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2011
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Keywords: bile duct cancer, tumor markers, Laparoscopy, diagnosis, ultrasound, PET scan, biopsies, Cholangioscopy, symptoms, Cholangiography, Angiography, CT scan, Tests of liver and gallbladder function, MRI scan

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