Dr. Michael Manns on a Possible Link Between Hepatitis C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Michael Manns, MD

HCC Monitor, April 2016, Volume 2, Issue 1

Michael Manns, MD, explains the possible link between hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Michael Manns, MD, director, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School of Hannover in Germany, explains the possible link between hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Manns says that patients who contracted hepatitis C or cirrhosis have showcased a greater risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), though drawing a direct link between the virus and HCC is difficult due to treatment of the virus depleting the potential control group. He concludes by pointing out that if a link is to be drawn between Hepatitis C and HCC, further testing must be done.