Although a third of Black people with hepatitis C did not have cirrhosis, which is a trigger for liver cancer screening, they were more likely to develop liver cancer at an earlier stage of liver disease. Over years or decades, chronic hepatitis C can lead to serious liver problems, including cirrhosis (scarring) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. For this, the team analyzed medical records for people diagnosed with hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma between 2003 and 2018. On the basis of multiple measures, Black people with liver cancer scored better on liver function than participants belonging to other races. While Black participants with hepatitis C showed better liver function (a third did not have liver cirrhosis), they were nevertheless more likely to develop HCC at an earlier stage in their disease progression.
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