Hep C treatment and liver cancer survival
Hepatitis C virus can lead to severe liver damage and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common corm of liver cancer. Researchers have long known that early detection and treatment of hepatitis C with direct-acting antiviral therapy (DAAs) can reduce the risks of developing HCC. Now there appears to be even more good news. Patients who have liver cancer and are cured of hepatitis c have improved survival rates. This suggests that patients with severe liver damage from HCV may still see benefits from treatment.
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Learn more about the study that led these findings here.
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