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5526 West 13400 South, #510
Salt Lake City, UT 84096
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a 501(c)(3) voluntary, non-profit organization run solely by volunteers who have lost a loved one to cholangiocarcinoma or who are suffering from cholangiocarcinoma and are surviving. Their mission is to provide help for patients and caregivers, advocate for those afflicted and educate those who do not understand. They also strive to find a cure, improve the quality of life for those affected by bile duct cancer, and examine ways to improve diagnosis and early detection and advance therapies for prolonging life. Cholangiocarcinoma, also called bile duct cancer, arises from the tissues in the bile duct, a tube that connects the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The bile duct allows bile that is made in the liver and stored in the gallbladder to flow into the small intestine. Bile is a liquid that helps to both break down fats found in foods and to help rid the body of waste material filtered out of the bloodstream by the liver.
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