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10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Hepatitis C

February 2, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

Left untreated, hepatitis C can damage your liver over time, causing serious scarring of the liver called cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer and liver failure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the past, the treatment for hepatitis C was a lengthy process that was not very effective — now, however, new medication has turned the viral infection into a curable condition.

Here are 10 important facts you should know about treating hepatitis C today.

An estimated 3.5 million people in the United States may have chronic hepatitis C, and many of them are unaware that they have been infected, according to the CDC. “It is called the ‘silent epidemic’ because people can be infected for 30 or more years and have no idea.” There is a simple blood test, talk to your doctor about it.

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