Around 10 to 20 percent of cancers that start in the liver are called intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas — cancers that begin in the cells lining the liver's small bile ducts, which are tubes that carry bile to the gallbladder
Most cholangiocarcinomas start outside the liver, in the bile ducts. Cholangiocarcinomas are often treated the same way as hepatocellular cancers.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Advanced radiation options like ViewRay (one of just five centers nationwide) and RapidArc®, offering intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). We offer more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in targeting tumors, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.
The only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. The likelihood of surviving cancer at least five years following treatment is 17 percent higher when treated at a Dedicated Cancer Center than at other hospitals.
Multidisciplinary care teams with nationally recognized expertise. Collaboration saves lives. Your care team is made up of experts in your exact type of cancer, and every single aspect of it.