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Is there a test that checks to see if I have liver cancer?

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A CAT scan or MRI can help your doctor look for tumors on your liver. If you have cirrhosis, ask your doctor how often you should get screened. Your doctor may also suggest you get a blood test. It checks how much of a protein called AFP you have. A high amount could be a sign of liver cancer.

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Barnes, E. , January 2015. Hepatology

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. , April 1, 2006. International Journal of Medical Sciences

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

Mondelli, M. , November 2007. Hepatology

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 William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: 

Barnes, E. , January 2015. Hepatology

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. , April 1, 2006. International Journal of Medical Sciences

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

Mondelli, M. , November 2007. Hepatology

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 William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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