Hepatitis C Outlook
What to expect with hepatitis C:
- Most people who are infected with hepatitis C do not develop symptoms.
- About 4 out of 5 people remain infected with the hepatitis virus for the rest of their lives: this is called chronic hepatitis C.
- About 1 out of 4 people with chronic hepatitis C develops liver failure.
- A person with chronic hepatitis C has an increased risk for liver cancer.
- Each in the US, about 15,000 people with hepatitis C die from liver failure.
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