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Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

Join the fight against cholangiocarcinoma this month by raising awareness and supporting those affected by this rare form of cancer.
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Get ready to raise awareness and support for Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the bile ducts, during Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month in February! This month is dedicated to educating the public about this disease and honoring those who have been affected by it. Did you know that cholangiocarcinoma is more common in certain parts of the world, such as Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries? Despite its rarity, it's important to spread knowledge and resources about this disease so we can work towards finding a cure. So let's come together and make a difference this February!

History of Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month Dates

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Term Cholangiocarcinoma Coined</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "cholangiocarcinoma" was first used in medical literature by Professor M.G.H. Livermore to describe the cancer of bile ducts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1975</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Advancements in Diagnosis</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ultrasound was increasingly used in the 1970s for diagnosing liver conditions, leading to more cholangiocarcinoma diagnoses.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Radical Resection Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>Radical resection (surgery) became a standard practice in treating cholangiocarcinoma in the 1990s, improving survival rates.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Bile Duct Cancer Conference</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first international conference specifically focusing on bile duct cancer, including cholangiocarcinoma, took place in Thailand.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation was established to raise awareness, promote research, and provide patient support.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>February was established as Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month to promote understanding and attention to this rare cancer.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wear green for the month</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support by wearing green, the official color for Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, throughout the entire month of February.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share stories and information on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread awareness about cholangiocarcinoma by sharing personal stories and important facts on social media using the hashtag #CholangiocarcinomaAwareness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a fundraising event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a fundraiser or charity event to raise money for cholangiocarcinoma research and support organizations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Participate in a cholangiocarcinoma walk/run</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Join or organize a cholangiocarcinoma walk/run event in your community to raise awareness and funds for the cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Educate yourself and others</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to learn more about cholangiocarcinoma and share your knowledge with others. The more people understand this disease, the more support and resources can be directed towards finding a cure.</p></div></div>

Why Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To bring awareness to a rare cancer</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the tubes that carry bile from your liver to your small intestine. By dedicating a whole month to raising awareness for this type of cancer, we can educate others about its symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To support those impacted by cholangiocarcinoma</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By promoting Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, we show our support for all those affected by this disease - patients, caregivers, and loved ones. It's important to come together as a community to raise funds for research, share stories and provide resources and support for those fighting against cholangiocarcinoma.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To honor those who have lost their battle</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For those who have lost their lives to cholangiocarcinoma, it's important to continue spreading awareness and advocating for research in their memory. By observing Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, we pay tribute to their strength and courage while also working towards finding a cure for this devastating disease.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Cholangiocarcinoma

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cholangiocarcinoma is a Rare Type of Cancer</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cholangiocarcinoma is a form of cancer that arises from the cells within the bile ducts; both inside and outside the liver.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Cause Is Still Unknown</h3><p class='facts-content'>The exact cause of cholangiocarcinoma is not known, although several factors such as chronic inflammation of the bile ducts, liver diseases, and certain parasitic infections are believed to increase the risk.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Symptoms Can Be Non-Specific</h3><p class='facts-content'>Common symptoms include jaundice, unintentional weight loss, abdominal pain, and itching, which can mimic other disorders and often leads to late-stage diagnosis.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It's a Difficult Cancer to Treat</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to its location and often late diagnosis, cholangiocarcinoma is typically challenging to treat, with surgery being an option only if it's caught early enough.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Research and Awareness are Crucial</h3><p class='facts-content'>With a deeper understanding of the disease and its risk factors, more effective treatments can be developed. Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month aims to increase awareness and promote research into this rare cancer.</p></div></div>

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month FAQs

When is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month?

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month occurs every year in February. In 2024, it will fall on a Thursday.

Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month Dates

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Date
Day

2023

Feb 1

Wednesday

2024

Feb 1

Thursday

2025

Feb 1

Saturday

2026

Feb 1

Sunday

2027

Feb 1

Monday

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