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Risk Factors for Cholangiocarcinoma

There is really no way to know for sure if you are going to get bile duct cancer. Certain factors can make you more likely to get it than another person. These are called risk factors. However, just because you have one or more risk factors does not necessarily mean you will get bile duct cancer. In fact, you can have many risk factors and still not get bile duct cancer, or you can have few or no known risk factors and still get it.

Bile duct cancer is relatively rare, but some factors do increase your risk of developing it. Some are out of your control, such as your age. But other risk factors are within your control. If you agree with any of these statements, you could be at an increased risk for developing bile duct cancer.

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