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Hepatitus B carrier
Oct 9, 2006

I'm positive for Hepatitus B. The doctor said i'm a carrier. What does it mean? Will i have a liver cancer? Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

If your doctor said you are a "carrier" that means you were infected in the past and never cleared the virus. It is still in your body, but right now it is not causing disease. That is good news.

You will need ongoing periodic follow-up at approximately six month intervals to be certain that your disease stays as an "inactive carrier".



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