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Hepatitis C Treatment and Liver Cancer Risk

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Lucinda Porter, RN

Many studies have proven otherwise. Here is one: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma is not increased after DAA therapy by Darrick K. Li MD, et al. Bottom line, the risk is no greater with DAAs than with the older treatments and the risk is MUCH higher without treatment.

December 5, 2017

Robyn

Hi a few months ago I read about a conference in Europe where doctors were saying there is evidence to show that these new drugs can cause cancer. Unfortunately I didn't save the link. But I am going to try to find it. My doctor is strongly encouraging me to take them. I am actually quite healthy and am concerned that if I take this drug my health status will deteriorate. In my thinking there is not enough historical evidence about these new drugs regarding adverse effects long term.

December 5, 2017

Lucinda Porter

Oh Maryjane, I am so sorry about Michael. It sounds like he slipped through the cracks. Harvoni is only a miracle drug for those of us who were lucky enough to get it before we have cirrhosis. Harvoni may cure hep C, but it doesn't do a thing for cirrhosis, as your tragic story shows. Micheal's death cannot be undone, but if you ever want to share your story about him, I'd be honored to try to share it with the world: https://www.hepmag.com/category/hep-stories

March 16, 2017

Maryjane

My husband Michael was found to have hep c in a blood test. He went to the doctor and got ultrasounds and blood work every 6months and while still under a doctors care showed up to the emergency room in stage 4liver cancer Nov. 13,2016tonov. 21,2016 he lived eight days. Eight days never knew he had liver cancer doctor kept sending us letters you are hep c free. But as you all know once a patient gets cirriouss that is a death sentence he took the so called miracle drug harvoni and it took his.

March 16, 2017 Hamilton n. J

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