Hepatitis C is a very common, chronic illness of the liver that many people don’t know that they have. It is a leading cause of liver cancer, but it may not cause symptoms for years or even decades. Because of this, a significant number of patients is living with hepatitis C without knowing that they have the disease or when they got it. Individuals who were born between the years of 1945 and 1965 have the highest risk for hepatitis C, so they are encouraged by the CDC to get a blood test to screen for this disease.
If you have questions about your risk for hepatitis C, connect with Northside Hospital at (888) 598-9586, which is our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line. With this number you can speak to a registered nurse 24/7 for answers to your health questions or physician referrals.