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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does hepatitis b lead to liver cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Yes it can : Yes hepatitis b can lead to a liver cancer. Majority of hepatitis b will be cured and resolved by your immune system- some of them however will continue and go into chronic active phase -where the virus remains active and viable inside your body- and this can lead into further damage to your liver - i.e. Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
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Dr. Shuyuan Xiao
Gastrointestinal pathology service 36 years experience
Yes: In a proportion of patients, it certainly leads to liver cancer.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is hepatitis b infection associated with liver cancer?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: Yes. Patient with chronic hepatitis b will require screening for liver cancer at some point. Current recommendations are starting at age 20 for african born individuals and age 40 for Asian born individuals. However, patients prior to these ages can develop cancer. High HBV viral loads are associated with increased risk of cancer. As always develop a screening plan with your liver doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How likely is a hepatitis b carrier to get liver cancer?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 26 years experience
20% chance: There is an increased risk for liver cancer with hepatitis b but italy never happen.
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Last updated Aug 9, 2018

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