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Hepatitis infections behind U.S. rise in liver cancer

from HealthDay News

A type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, is increasing in the United States, and health officials attribute much of the rise to untreated hepatitis infections. Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C are responsible for 78 percent of hepatocellular carcinoma around the world. In the United States, as many as 5.3 million people have chronic viral hepatitis and don't know it, according to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more


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