Your doctor may order an ultrasound test to check for liver cancer every 6 months.
Finding cancer at an early stage improves the chance of curing the cancer.
In the early stages of cirrhosis, the liver continues to function.
If chronic hepatitis C causes severe liver damage or cirrhosis before you receive hepatitis C treatment, you will continue to have an increased chance of liver cancer even after treatment.
Talk with your doctor about which tests are best for you.
Doctors treat hepatitis C with antiviral medicines that attack the virus and can cure the disease in most cases.
A health care professional will take a blood sample from you and send the sample to a lab.
Blood tests for hepatitis C include the following: If you’ve had chronic hepatitis C for a long time, you could have liver damage.