Published in Hematology Week, May 21st, 2007
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is estimated at 1.6 percent of the U.S. population. It is more common among U.S. military veterans who use the Veterans Affairs (VA) medical system, in which approximately five percent of veterans are infected with HCV. HCV infection causes liver cancer and cirrhosis, and may also increase the risk of other tumors. Previous studies have been too small to adequately assess these risks,...
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