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Hepatitis C

What to Know About Hep C and Liver Cancer

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Hep C virus
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Hep C Takes Over Your Liver


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How Your Body Fights Back


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When Hep C Becomes Chronic


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Scar Tissue Accumulates in the Liver


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Spotting Signs of Cirrhosis


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Why Cirrhosis Is Worse for Some People


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Other Causes of Cirrhosis


Hepatocellular Carcinoma
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Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer


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Other Hep C and Liver Cancer Causes


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Who Is Most Susceptible to Liver Cancer?


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Can Hep C Treatment Lower Liver Cancer Risk?


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Lexi Krupp

Lexi Krupp

Lexi Krupp is a journalist who covers health and science stories for audio and print. Before moving to New York City, she taught ecology in Wisconsin and Maine.