What is Cholangiocarcinoma – CCA? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare cancerous growth in one of the ducts that carries bile from the liver to the small intestine. Cholangiocarcinoma can start anywhere along the bile ducts. The condition mostly affects the elderly. People with certain health problems such as bile duct cysts, ulcerative colitis and other conditions may have a higher chance of developing cholangiocarcinoma.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of CCA may include any combination of the following:
- Fever and chills
- Clay-colored stools and dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in the upper right abdomen that may radiate to the back
- Weight loss
The exact cause of CCA isn’t known. However, many of these tumors are already quite advanced by the time they are found.
See below for updated news and information regarding Cholangiocarcinoma including new medical research, treatment options and advancements.
Latest Cholangiocarcinoma Research – Treatment News, Discoveries and Findings
No recent news regarding Cholangiocarcinoma is available.
Clinical Resources: Treatment Therapies & Guidelines
Clinical Trials – Investigational Therapies
For information on current clinical trials, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
For information about clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment Office:
Toll Free: (800) 411-1222
TTY: (866) 411-1010
For information about clinical trials conducted in Europe, visit: https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search
If you have experience dealing with this disease or condition (especially with regard to symptoms, diagnosis, causes or treatment), please share below: