What is the prevalence of cholangiocarcinoma (CCC) in the US?

Updated: Dec 28, 2019
  • Author: Peter E Darwin, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Each year, approximately 2500 cases of cholangiocarcinoma occur, compared with 5000 cases of gallbladder cancer and 15,000 cases of hepatocellular cancer. The average incidence is one case per 100,000 population per year.

A study by Singal et al found that the frequency of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma has increased over time and is most commonly noted in women older than 60 years. [9]


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