AMMF is the UK’s only dedicated Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) charity and Buttsbury Loyal Citizens Lodge are happy to be able to support it with a donation of £500.
The charity’s current objectives are to raise the awareness of Cholangiocarcinoma, to support specialised research teams in their work to find the cause of this rare form and hard to diagnose cancer, to devise methods of earlier diagnosis and treatments and to promote awareness of this disease.
Although Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) is considered a rare cancer, worldwide it is the second most common cancer arising in the liver. Because it is so difficult to diagnose accurately and early, CC is often advanced by the time of diagnosis and so surgery, currently the only potential cure, is not always an option. Only 5% will survive one year from a diagnosis of CC.