May is Hepatitis Awareness Month More than 300 million people worldwide have Hepatitis. 9 out of 10 are unaware they have this condition. D. Robert Dufour, MD, Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board, explains how Hepatitis C is tested. Watch and learn. Related Lab Tests Online Articles For information on Hepatitis, visit the following Lab Tests...
Cancer that originates in the cells of the liver; this type of cancer may develop in those who have certain forms of cirrhosis or who have had a hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection; may develop years after initial infection.
The recommendation to screen all adults at least once for hepatitis C is based on improved treatments and increasing rates of hepatitis C in younger adults.
Acute hepatitis C cases tripled from 2009 to 2018 and was highest among young adults. Only about 61% of adults with hepatitis C knew that they were infected.