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Author Topic: Liver Cancer Risk Higher for People With Well-Treated Hep B Versus Hep C  (Read 784 times)

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The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) is higher among those with well-treated hepatitis B virus (HBV) compared with those cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, in a recent study, this difference was not seen among those with cirrhosis of the liver or those who were not well treated for either virus.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Viral Hepatology, researchers analyzed data on 2,000 people with hep B who were treated with Baraclude (entecavir) and 733 people with hep C who were treated with interferon and ribavirin (the standard treatment at the time of the study) at one hospital between 2004 and 2011.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/liver-cancer-risk-higher-people-welltreated-hep-b-versus-hep-c

 


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