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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.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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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.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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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.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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