A 45-year-old member asked:
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what makes some people with hepatitis c more likely to get liver cancer?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Cirrhosis: Hepatitis c commonly causes chronic liver disease. Over time, if untreated, and with ongoing inflammation, can lead to scarring (cirrhosis). Hep c patients with cirrhosis are at increased risk for liver cancer. Goals of rx are to get rid of virus, stop the inflammation, prevent the scarring, and prevent cancer as well as liver failure.
Answered on Sep 5, 2012

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