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Can I live a normal life with hepatitis c?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sure--need treatment
Hepatitis c is common, & nowadays there is excellent treatment for it in the form of "triple drug" therapy with expectation in most patients of cure (svr=sustained virologic response).
The sooner the virus is killed off, the less damage your liver sustains. The drug combination is a prolonged course, & its side efffects are great. However, untreated hepatitis c leads to cirrhosis & liver cancer.

In brief: Sure--need treatment
Hepatitis c is common, & nowadays there is excellent treatment for it in the form of "triple drug" therapy with expectation in most patients of cure (svr=sustained virologic response).
The sooner the virus is killed off, the less damage your liver sustains. The drug combination is a prolonged course, & its side efffects are great. However, untreated hepatitis c leads to cirrhosis & liver cancer.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Most patients have no idea they have hepatitis c.
In fact the us military has blood from patients with hepatitis c dating back to 1947. Most of those patients did well. Unfortunately, 20 percent of patients with hep c can develop cirrhosis and 20 percent of those can develop liver cancer.

In brief: Yes
Most patients have no idea they have hepatitis c.
In fact the us military has blood from patients with hepatitis c dating back to 1947. Most of those patients did well. Unfortunately, 20 percent of patients with hep c can develop cirrhosis and 20 percent of those can develop liver cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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