Disorders leading to increased risk of contracting CC which may increase the chances of developing CC:
PSC - chronic inflamation of the bile ducts
Chronic Ulcerative Colitis: chronic inflammation of the bowel
Choledochal cysts: sac-like structures forming off the bile ducts
As Mary's physician had explained: Until now no one knows why anyone contracts bile duct cancer. On this board we have seen long distance runners (quite a few,) people with immune diseases of different types, thin people, heavy people, normal weight people, people who loved junk food, and those who ate a very "healthy" diet. We have seen people who have dealt with a cancer of a different type only, to be diagnosed with CC, thereafter.
One physician explained to me: That although, they don't know why, there is a suspicion for some people to be more succeptabtale of developing cancer then others.
Within the next few years, as science is focusing more on "genomics," I believe many of these questions will be answered.
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