Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Bile Duct Outlook

Facts about cholangiocarcinoma:

  • About 40 percent of people survive longer than 5 years if treatment is started before the tumor spreads to the liver.
  • Once the tumor spreads to the liver, death usually occurs within a few months.

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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