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Does everyone with hepatitis c eventually develop liver cancer?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: Those with cirrhosis and advanced fibrosis are at an increased risk for liver cancer.
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
No: Hepatitis c is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. This inflammation and cirrhosis (scarring) can lead to primary liver cancer also known as hepatocellular carcinoma. About 20% of people who contract hep c will develop cirrhosis, and about 20% of those will go on to develop cancer.
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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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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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