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Is hepatitis c infection associated with liver cancer?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: But usually only when liver cirrhosis is present.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: There is a strong association between chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular cancer.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Chronic hepatitis C infection, which never goes away spontaneously, can eventually lead to liver cancer - not a guarantee, but a possibility.

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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Cirrhosis: Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. In the case of hepatitis c, patients first develop cirrhosis which is scarring of the liver from chronic inflammation prior to liver cancer. This chronic scarring combined with chronic inflammation can lead to liver cancer up to 25 percent of the time.

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