Fast Five Quiz: Cholangiocarcinoma Presentation and Diagnosis

N. Joseph Espat, MD, MS


February 20, 2020

Cholangiocarcinoma is one of the most fatal cancers, accounting for about 20% of the deaths from hepatobiliary cancers. It has a dismal prognosis. In its advanced stages, the median overall survival is only 12-15 months. The disease is generally asymptomatic in the early stages, so by the time many patients receive their diagnosis, the cancer has typically already metastasized and is unresectable.

Learn more about how the incidence of cholangiocarcinoma varies by sex and age.


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