Association Between Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  title={Association Between Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma},
  author={Luis Jesuino de Oliveria Andrade and Argemiro D'Oliveira and Rosangela Carvalho Melo and Emmanuel Conrado De Souza and Carolina Alves Costa Silva and Raymundo Paran{\'a}},
  booktitle={Journal of global infectious diseases},
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer, the third most common cause for cancer death in the world, a major cause of death in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and responsible for approximately one million deaths each year. Overwhelming lines of epidemiological evidence have indicated that persistent infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major risk for the development of HCC. The incidence of HCC is expected to increase in the next two decades… CONTINUE READING


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