How much time before I have cirrhosis/ liver cancer from hepatitis c?

HOPEFULLY NEVER. Roughly 20 yrs for Hep C to lead to cirrhosis. And cirrhosis is just a risk factor for liver cancer, not everyone with cirrhosis develops liver cancer. Most importantly is the fact that there are treatments to help eradicate Hep C and prevent cirrhosis and cancer. Recommendation is to see a Hepatologist - liver specialist.

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When before I have cirrhosis/ liver cancer from hepatitis c?

Depends. The amount of liver scarring someone has depends on a number of factors like how old they were when infected, how many years they have has hcv, and how much alcohol they drank. About 20% of men who have been infected for 20 years have cirrhosis and this increases to about 40-50% by 40 years. There are blood tests that can give an indication of whether you are likely to have cirrhosis now. Read more...
Unknown . Cirrhosis and cancer may never develop after hepatitis c - you need to see a GI doc and be monitored for progression of liver disease - there are treatments that can help in prevention as well. Read more...

Cousin's husband has stage 4 liver cancer from cirrhosis due to alcoholism and hepatitis c. But no metastasis. Any hope for him?

Stage IVA. This is disease that's spread to be inoperable but no distant metastases. Maybe 10% of these folks are alive five years later. A cure is very unlikely even with science marching onward. Hope may come in the form of being surrounded by folks who love him, having a happy marriage (many of us never experience this), or (I hope) exchanging forgiveness and growing spiritually. Read more...

My father aged 71 years, diagnosed with HCV c, cirhosis and ascities, lately has transformed into liver cancer. What are his chances?

NG unfortunately. If younger, a liver transplant would be an option, but at his age he would not do well with that big an operation and the immunesuppression required after. Ablation, which is available at larger hospitals (look for liver transplant programs in your area) is probably the best option to extend his life and suppress the cancer, but it's not a cure and not everyone is a candidate. Read more...

Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

No. No, but the problem is that it is impossible to predict which patients with hepatitis c will develop liver cancer. So it is really very important that everybody with hepatitis c regularly discusses this risk with your doctor. Some patients with hep c are recommended to have blood tests and liver ultrasounds performed regularly to check for cancer. Read more...
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...