Bile duct cancer

Bile duct cancer starts in the bile ducts, which are tubes that connect the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine. It is also known as cholangiocarcinoma.  

It is a rare cancer, which affects more men than women and is more common in people around 50 years old.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

In addition, people with some cancers may need complex treatment and should be seen at a specialist centre.

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.