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What are the chances of hepatocellular carcinoma if you have chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Increased: Chronic hepatitis virus can increase a person's risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma. It does not mean that everyone with hepatitis gets cancer. Cirrhosis and other liver damage is more common from the hepatitis virus.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Depends. : If one had to give a number : 10-15% cumulative risk over 5 years. This is highly variable and risk factors such as family history, endemic region, cirrhosis, subtype, and possibly viral load and alt/ast leeks. Patients at risk need q6month screening with imaging +/- afp.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting hepatocellular carcinoma with the chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends when the : Infection is acquired. If the infection was acquired in infancy there is about a 25% risk of liver cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/.
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