February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month.
What color is the ribbon for bile duct cancer?
The color for gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer awareness is Kelly green. If others ask you about the significance of the ribbon, it is a great opportunity for you to spread the word about gallbladder and bile duct cancer! Volunteering at a local event or with a local cancer charity is another great option.
Can you catch bile duct cancer early?
Can Bile Duct Cancer Be Found Early? Only a small number of bile duct cancers are found before they have spread too far to be removed by surgery. The bile ducts are deep inside the body, so small tumors cant be seen or felt during routine physical exams.
What is the survival rate for cholangiocarcinoma?
The 5-year survival rate for extrahepatic bile duct cancer is 10%. If the cancer is diagnosed in an early stage, the 5-year survival rate is 15%. If the cancer has spread to the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 16%. If the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 2%.
How long can you live with cholangiocarcinoma?
Cholangiocarcinomas arise from the epithelial cells of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts. They generally have a very poor prognosis. Many studies report a dismal median survival of approximately 6 months.
Which cancers have the worst survival rate?
The cancers with the lowest five-year survival estimates are mesothelioma (7.2%), pancreatic cancer (7.3%) and brain cancer (12.8%). The highest five-year survival estimates are seen in patients with testicular cancer (97%), melanoma of skin (92.3%) and prostate cancer (88%).