Cancer rates among patients with hepatitis C are increased compared to those not infected

Researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of hepatitis C may be an increased risk of cancer

European Association for the Study of the Liver

April 24, 2015, Vienna , Austria: Results announced today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015 show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of HCV may be an increased risk of cancer.

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