Crucial Facts About Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)

6) Weight Loss

Around one-third of cholangiocarcinoma patients experience unplanned weight loss at the moment of the diagnosis. This is usually a finding of advanced cancer when the tumor is very large and starts to rob nutrients from the blood. The metabolic rate increases, and sometimes patients may feel nausea and anorexia, in which case weight loss becomes more pronounced.