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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: MD, SONO, AFP lab
Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis.
Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker).

In brief: MD, SONO, AFP lab
Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis.
Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Three modalities: ultrasound, ct scan (imaging) and alpha-fetoprotein levels (blood).
Most clinicians will alternate AFP and us every six months, reserving ct for abnormal us findings.

In brief: Yes
Three modalities: ultrasound, ct scan (imaging) and alpha-fetoprotein levels (blood).
Most clinicians will alternate AFP and us every six months, reserving ct for abnormal us findings.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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