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Author Topic: Older People Who Cleared Hepatitis B Still Have Raised Risk of Liver Cancer  (Read 2735 times)

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People older than 50, especially men, who have been functionally cured of hepatitis B virus (HBV) remain at a higher risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) and warrant greater monitoring, Medscape reports.

Researchers assessed people with chronic hep B who experienced seroclearance of their HBV surface antigen between 2000 and 2016. The study population of 5,181 people, identified through a Hong Kong health care database, was followed for an average 3.7 years. Sixty-nine percent of them experienced seroclearance after age 50.

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