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

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep b 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.

In brief: Yes

Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep b 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on hep B ,CA

Depends on your hep b (active, inactive, viral load, rx, etc), the type of cancer, and the planned treatment.
Co-ordinate your hepatologist (liver specialist) and oncologist (cancer specialist).

In brief: Depends on hep B ,CA

Depends on your hep b (active, inactive, viral load, rx, etc), the type of cancer, and the planned treatment.
Co-ordinate your hepatologist (liver specialist) and oncologist (cancer specialist).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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1 comment
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
in some cases, hepatitis B can reactivate when on chemotherapy so it is important to find out more information as indicated by Dr. Heller above
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