What is the mortality rate for cholangiocarcinoma (CCC)?

Updated: Dec 28, 2019
  • Author: Peter E Darwin, MD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Despite aggressive anticancer therapy and interventional supportive care (ie, wall stents or percutaneous biliary drainage), the median survival rate is low, since most patients (90%) are not eligible for curative resection. The overall survival is approximately 6 months.


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