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Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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