When before I have cirrhosis/ liver cancer from hepatitis c?

Unknown . Cirrhosis and cancer may never develop after hepatitis c - you need to see a GI doc and be monitored for progression of liver disease - there are treatments that can help in prevention as well.
Depends. The amount of liver scarring someone has depends on a number of factors like how old they were when infected, how many years they have has hcv, and how much alcohol they drank. About 20% of men who have been infected for 20 years have cirrhosis and this increases to about 40-50% by 40 years. There are blood tests that can give an indication of whether you are likely to have cirrhosis now.

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How much time before I have cirrhosis/ liver cancer from hepatitis c?

HOPEFULLY NEVER. Roughly 20 yrs for Hep C to lead to cirrhosis. And cirrhosis is just a risk factor for liver cancer, not everyone with cirrhosis develops liver cancer. Most importantly is the fact that there are treatments to help eradicate Hep C and prevent cirrhosis and cancer. Recommendation is to see a Hepatologist - liver specialist. Read more...

Cousin's husband has stage 4 liver cancer from cirrhosis due to alcoholism and hepatitis c. But no metastasis. Any hope for him?

Stage IVA. This is disease that's spread to be inoperable but no distant metastases. Maybe 10% of these folks are alive five years later. A cure is very unlikely even with science marching onward. Hope may come in the form of being surrounded by folks who love him, having a happy marriage (many of us never experience this), or (I hope) exchanging forgiveness and growing spiritually. Read more...

My father aged 71 years, diagnosed with HCV c, cirhosis and ascities, lately has transformed into liver cancer. What are his chances?

NG unfortunately. If younger, a liver transplant would be an option, but at his age he would not do well with that big an operation and the immunesuppression required after. Ablation, which is available at larger hospitals (look for liver transplant programs in your area) is probably the best option to extend his life and suppress the cancer, but it's not a cure and not everyone is a candidate. Read more...

How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer?  

Cirrhosis. Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. In the case of hepatitis c, patients first develop cirrhosis which is scarring of the liver from chronic inflammation prior to liver cancer. This chronic scarring combined with chronic inflammation can lead to liver cancer up to 25 percent of the time. Read more...
HCC Risk with HCV. Hepatitis c (hcv) infection leads to liver inflammation and liver scarring. Advanced liver scarring is also called cirrhosis. Patients with hcv and cirrhosis are at a higher risk for liver cancer and should be screened by their physicians for liver cancer. Patients with successful eradication of their hcv and cirrhosis will need to continue liver cancer screening. Read more...