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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? 

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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lance Stein
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Cirrhosis

Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. In the case of hepatitis c, patients first develop cirrhosis which is scarring of the liver from chronic inflammation prior to liver cancer.
This chronic scarring combined with chronic inflammation can lead to liver cancer up to 25 percent of the time.

In brief: Cirrhosis

Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. In the case of hepatitis c, patients first develop cirrhosis which is scarring of the liver from chronic inflammation prior to liver cancer.
This chronic scarring combined with chronic inflammation can lead to liver cancer up to 25 percent of the time.
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