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Do most people with hepatitis C get liver cancer?

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No. More than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C, but less than 5% of them will get liver cancer.

SOURCES: 

Barnes, E. Hepatology, January 2015.

CDC: "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals," "Know More Hepatitis: Why Baby Boomers Should Be Tested."

Chen, S. and Morgan, T. International Journal of Medical Sciences, April 1, 2006.

Jagpreet, C. Annals of Internal Medicine, Aug. 5, 2014.

Mondelli, M. Hepatology, November 2007.

News release, Journal of the American Medical Association.

Providence Health Services: "FAQ: The link between hepatitis C and liver cancer."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Viral Hepatitis: Frequently Asked Questions."

News release, FDA.

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis C Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 28, 2019

SOURCES: 

Barnes, E. Hepatology, January 2015.

CDC: "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals," "Know More Hepatitis: Why Baby Boomers Should Be Tested."

Chen, S. and Morgan, T. International Journal of Medical Sciences, April 1, 2006.

Jagpreet, C. Annals of Internal Medicine, Aug. 5, 2014.

Mondelli, M. Hepatology, November 2007.

News release, Journal of the American Medical Association.

Providence Health Services: "FAQ: The link between hepatitis C and liver cancer."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Viral Hepatitis: Frequently Asked Questions."

News release, FDA.

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis C Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 28, 2019

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