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Author Topic: Hep C Clearly Drives Liver Cancer, but What About Other Cancers?  (Read 5461 times)

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When it comes to malignancies, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most clearly associated with an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the commonest form of liver cancer. In fact, the virus is one of the biggest drivers of that disease. (Treating hep C with direct-acting antivirals, or DAAs, lowers the risk of liver cancer, although those individuals who have already developed cirrhosis by this point still face an elevated risk.) But the virus’s potential carcinogenic effects are not limited to its host organ, as research indicates hep C is linked to numerous other cancers as well.

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