Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 25th, 2000
Medical investigators at the Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan conducted a retrospective study of 547 patients who had been diagnosed at the hospital with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from 1989 to 1998.
The investigators defined three types of follow-up routines. Those who had made regular medical visits and had ultrasounds and laboratory tests for serum markers (alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)) performed at least every four months were delegated to the regular follow-up...
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