Crissie....there are some risk factors for this disease. These include: Ulcerative Colitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC,) certain parasitic liver diseases (Opisthorchis viverrini (found in Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia) or Clonorchis sinensis (found in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.) Additionally, patients with chronic liver disease such as viral hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B or hepatitis C), alcoholic liver disease, or cirrhosis of the liver. There is some suggestion as to HIV infection and the connection to Cholangiocarcinoma. Also, congenital liver abnormalities, such as Caroli's syndrome or choledochal cysts as, the rare inherited disorders Lynch syndrome II and biliary papillomatosis may lead to the diagnoses of this disease. Intrahepatic stones (hepatolithiasis), which are rare in the West but common in parts of Asia, have been strongly associated with cholangiocarcinoma. Thorotrast, used 30 to 40 years ago in radiation also has been linked to the development of cholangiocarcinoma.
The majority of patients diagnosed however; do not present with any known risk factors.
A glass of wine sounds good to me too.
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