Patient Guide in Biliary Tract Cancer

(Cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer and ampullary cancer)

AMMF is pleased to have worked with ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) in developing a comprehensive guide for biliary tract cancer patients, their relatives and caregivers.

This guide provides the most current information in cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer and ampullary cancer, including:

  • What is the biliary tract
  • Terminology used in cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer and ampullary cancer
  • Explanation of the three types of cholangiocarcinoma: intrahepatic, hilar and extrahepatic
  • Symptoms and risk factors
  • Examinations, tests and scans used to diagnose biliary tract cancer
  • Treatment options: surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Clinical trials and advances, including molecular profiling
  • Stents, what they are, why they are used and the problems that can occur
  • Possible side effects of treatment, and how to manage them

 

 

 

The guide can be downloaded by clicking here.

Alternatively, printed copies are available from AMMF.
Please email info@ammf.org.uk to request one.

 

 

 

 

This guide is not intended to replace medical advice.  The medical information in all ESMO’s Patient Guides is based on the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.

February 2020