NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,942 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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bile duct cancer
(bile dukt KAN-ser)
A rare cancer that forms in the bile ducts. A bile duct is a tube that carries bile (fluid made by the liver) between the liver and gallbladder and the small intestine. Intrahepatic bile duct cancer is found inside the liver. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is found outside the liver. Also called cholangiocarcinoma.