Comparing Cancer Rates for Hepatitis C Patients to Those with No Cancer

There are medications which can all but cure hepatitis C but for those patients who have not yet beaten the condition there is research that shows a link to developing cancer.

There are medications which can all but cure hepatitis C but for those patients who have not yet beaten the condition there is research that shows a link to developing cancer.

Anders Nyberg, MD, from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center discussed this health concern during Digestive Disease Week in Washington, DC. Nyberg said one of the biggest surprises in the research presented is how prevalent liver cancer was in these patients. He noted the rate was almost 70 times more for these patients proving how important it is to prevent cirrhosis before it becomes an even greater problem.