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Bile Duct Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer Symptoms and Causes

The majority of bile duct cancers develop in the part of the ducts that are outside the liver and are sometimes referred to as extrahepatic tumors. Most bile duct cancers are adenocarcinomas which means they develop from the glandular cells of the bile duct.

The following are the most common symptoms of bile duct cancer. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Jaundice - yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Itching
  • Pale stools
  • Dark urine
  • Fever

The symptoms of bile duct cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems.