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Without a liver biopsy how will I know if or when my chronic hep c becomes cirrosis or cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Follow up

You will need to be followed regularly by your doctor. Your doctor will get a blood work including an Alpha feto-protein ( cancer marker for liver cancer) and ultrasound of the liver - periodically to evaluate your liver. This is done more- for one with liver cirrhosis-as the risk for developing liver cancer in liver cirrhosis is more significant than just chronic hep c alone, without cirrhosis.

In brief: Follow up

You will need to be followed regularly by your doctor. Your doctor will get a blood work including an Alpha feto-protein ( cancer marker for liver cancer) and ultrasound of the liver - periodically to evaluate your liver. This is done more- for one with liver cirrhosis-as the risk for developing liver cancer in liver cirrhosis is more significant than just chronic hep c alone, without cirrhosis.
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