The Union Street pedestrian bridge and the Gerry Frank Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park in Salem will be lit with green later this month to mark Cholangiocarcinoma Day, as well as honor those who are fighting the disease and remembering those who have succumbed.
Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is predicted to be the third leading cause of cancer death by 2040. The disease is difficult to diagnose and is often discovered too late. Early detection is ideal. The most common indicators of the disease are abnormal live function tests, jaundice, abdominal pain, generalized itching and weight loss.
Cholangiocarcinoma is considered to be an incurable disease unless all tumors can be resected.
World Cholangiocarcinoma Day is Thursday, Feb. 16. The bridge and the Gerry Frank Amphiteatre observance will be lit green in observation on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15 and 16.