Risk Factors/Signs and Symptoms

Risk Factors

Research is increasing regarding what we know about bile duct cancer. Scientists are learning more about its causes. Following are common risk factors of the disease:

Liver Diseases: Having colitis or certain liver diseases can increase the risk of developing extrahepatic bile duct cancer.

These include:
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 
  • Chronic Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Choledochal Cysts 
  • Infection with a Chinese Liver Fluke Parasite 
Signs and Symptoms of Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer

These and other symptoms may be caused by bile duct cancer or by other conditions. A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur:
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) 
  • Pain in the Abdomen 
  • Fever 
  • Itchy Skin 

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