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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C to check for liver cancer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The mayo clinic uses alternating CT scan and ultrasound every 6 months in patients.

In brief: Yes

The mayo clinic uses alternating CT scan and ultrasound every 6 months in patients.
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
You could add checking Alpha-feto(AFP) levels to US checks.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most liver cancer screening programs use a combination of Alpha fetoprotein and ultrasound.
Other imaging such as ct and MRI may also be used. If you are planning to have ultrasound screening, it is important to do this at a center with sonographers and radiologists that are experienced in this screening procedure.

In brief: Yes

Most liver cancer screening programs use a combination of Alpha fetoprotein and ultrasound.
Other imaging such as ct and MRI may also be used. If you are planning to have ultrasound screening, it is important to do this at a center with sonographers and radiologists that are experienced in this screening procedure.
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The american association for the study of liver diseases guidelines recommend a liver ultrasound every 6 months.
In practice, most liver centers do a blood test called Alpha fetoprotein and with a CT scan or MRI of the liver every 6-12 months. Currently, we alternate ultrasound with a CT scan or MRI every 6 months with Alpha fetoprotein. The screening practices do vary by center.

In brief: No

The american association for the study of liver diseases guidelines recommend a liver ultrasound every 6 months.
In practice, most liver centers do a blood test called Alpha fetoprotein and with a CT scan or MRI of the liver every 6-12 months. Currently, we alternate ultrasound with a CT scan or MRI every 6 months with Alpha fetoprotein. The screening practices do vary by center.
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