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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can there be complications with hepatitis C if I have cancer?

Can there be complications with hepatitis C if I have cancer?

Yes: Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep c and cirrhosis, than this will require specialized doses of chemotherapy for you. Additionally, chemo drugs that suppress the immune system can give other infections like viral hepatitis, a "green light" to become more active. Talk with your oncologist for details. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? 

HCC Risk with HCV: Hepatitis c (hcv) infection leads to liver inflammation and liver scarring. Advanced liver scarring is also called cirrhosis. Patients with hcv and cirrhosis are at a higher risk for liver cancer and should be screened by their physicians for liver cancer. Patients with successful eradication of their hcv and cirrhosis will need to continue liver cancer screening. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? How?

Yes, it can.: Any type of long-standing irritation to the liver can cause cancer. These types of irritation include iron overload, alcohol overuse, and yes, hepatitis exposure. Basically, the body attacks cells with the hepatitis c virus inside. The body heals, and when this happens many times over the years, the new liver cells are disorganized in how they grow, to the point that they form cancer. ...Read more

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Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

No: About 2-3% of people with chronic hepatitis c develop cancer according to the source given below, though people report incidence as high as 20%. http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/hepc-guide/hepatitis-c-and-liver-cancer. ...Read more

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Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

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. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

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. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

Cirrhosis: In hepatitis c, you must have cirrhosis, prior to developing liver cancer. Alcohol, obesity, diabetes and HIV meds can accelerate liver damage leading to cirrhosis at a faster rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more