Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer: Tests
A rare that forms in the part of the that is outside the .
Tests for Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
Tests that examine the and nearby are used to detect (find), diagnose, and stage .
Procedures that make pictures of the and the nearby area help diagnose and show how far the cancer has spread. The process used to find out if cancer have spread within and around the bile ducts or to distant parts of the body is called staging.
In order to plan , it is important to know if the can be removed by surgery. Tests and procedures to detect, diagnose, and stage bile duct cancer are usually done at the same time.
The following tests and procedures may be used:Physical exam and history: An exam of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as lumps or anything else that seems unusual. A history of the patient’s health habits and past illnesses and will also be taken…