Facts and Figures
An estimated 8,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma each year but the number of cases is likely to be higher due to the challenges of diagnosing of this disease
Bile duct cancer can occur at younger ages, but it's seen mainly in older people. The average age of people in the US diagnosed with cancer of the intrahepatic bile ducts is 70, and for cancer of the extrahepatic bile ducts it's 72.
Cholangiocarcinoma affects men slightly more than women
1For more information, visit the American Cancer Society web site on cholangiocarcinoma.