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illustration of parts the liver and gallbladder including the bile duct

Bile duct cancer, also called cholangiocarcinoma, can develop in any part of the bile duct system. Bile ducts are a series of thin tubes that go from the liver to the small intestine. These thin tubes allow a fluid called bile to go from the liver and gallbladder into the small intestine, where it helps digest the fats in food. 

Choosing a Bile Duct Cancer Specialist in Florida

Bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma is relatively rare. About 8,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year. If you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with bile duct cancer, it's best to consult with multiple providers across a range of specialties, rather than just one physician. 

The Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center includes a multispecialty team of experts who collaborate in a tumor board to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient. Our specialists include:

  • Medical oncologists 
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgical oncologists 
  • Gastroenterologists 
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Pathologists

Latest Treatment Options for Bile Duct Cancer

Treatment options for bile duct cancer are based on several factors, including the type and stage and a patient’s overall health and preferences. Surgery is the most common type of treatment. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy may also be used. Moffitt also has a robust clinical trials program that is continuously researching new treatment options.

Expertise and Expertise 

The surgery needed for bile duct cancer is often complex and requires an experienced surgeon. The surgeons at Moffitt have a highly refined level of expertise that is unmatched by most other providers, due to their experience being at a high-volume cancer center. 

Why Florida Patients Choose Moffitt

Many bile duct cancer patients from across Florida turn to Moffitt Cancer Center for our highly specialized expertise and other distinct advantages only found at a cancer center. 

Patient and Family-Centered Care

We recognize the value of empowering our patients, their caregivers and families to be part of their healthcare experience and treatment decisions. We also offer programs and services for patients and caregivers including support groups, language translation, comprehensive nutrition support and more.

Multiple Convenient Locations

Moffitt is the leading cancer hospital in Florida according to U.S. News & World Report and is the only NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida. We have multiple locations across the Tampa Bay area and established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth.  

To learn more about treatment options for bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We provide access to a cancer expert within one day.

Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)