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hepititis c
Jan 3, 2008

my mom had this for 2 years shes not taking her medication,she said it makes her sick. how long people live for?

Response from Dr. McGovern

It depends on how much liver disease your mom has. Perhaps you can ask your mom if you can accompany her on a doctor's visit so you can both get a better idea of how much disease is on the biopsy. Even people with cirrhosis can live a long time - it is important to avoid alcohol which is quite toxic to liver cells.

Also she should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B if she is non-immune.



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