Definition of Bile duct cancer
Bile duct cancer is cancer that forms in the slender tubes (bile ducts) that carry the digestive fluid bile through your liver. Bile duct cancer is also called cholangiocarcinoma.
Bile duct cancer is a rare form of cancer that occurs mostly in people older than age 50. Bile duct cancer can cause signs and symptoms such as yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), intense itchiness of the skin, and white-colored stools.
Bile duct cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that progresses quickly and is difficult to treat.