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Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jamie Berkes
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most people do not develop these complications.
In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people.

In brief: No
Most people do not develop these complications.
In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people.
Dr. Jamie Berkes
Dr. Jamie Berkes
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Although the infection cannot be eradicated (yet!), the vast majority of hepatitis b patients who are treated do die and most do not have much progress in liver disease.
You'll be checked for hepatitis c as a matter of course while you're under a liver specialist's care.

In brief: No
Although the infection cannot be eradicated (yet!), the vast majority of hepatitis b patients who are treated do die and most do not have much progress in liver disease.
You'll be checked for hepatitis c as a matter of course while you're under a liver specialist's care.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Manish Thapar
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See
See a hepatologist and consider screening for hcc if it applies to you.

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See a hepatologist and consider screening for hcc if it applies to you.
Dr. Manish Thapar
Dr. Manish Thapar
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Only a portion of people infected with hepatitis b die from cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Cirrhosis is a far more frequent option than cancer, but some manage to have a dormant hepatitis b virus in them that doesn't progress to cirrhosis for a long time or even never or they die from another cause before cirrhosis would take over. Liver cancer in hep. B patients is a much rarer complication.

In brief: No
Only a portion of people infected with hepatitis b die from cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Cirrhosis is a far more frequent option than cancer, but some manage to have a dormant hepatitis b virus in them that doesn't progress to cirrhosis for a long time or even never or they die from another cause before cirrhosis would take over. Liver cancer in hep. B patients is a much rarer complication.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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