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.
Continue to Cancer of the Bile Duct Complications
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