Bile duct cancer symptoms: From itchy and cracked hands to loss of appetite

Some 1,000 new cases of the cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year

Bile duct cancer is a rare type of cancer that develops in the tubes that connect the liver and gallbladder to the small bowel.

Between 25 and 30 per cent people with the cancer survive for 1 year or more after they are diagnosed, while 15 per cent survive for 5 years or more, according to Cancer Research UK.

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