My Doc. states I have stage 4 cirrohsis just using sonograms and blood work.
May 10, 2008
I am being seen by what I thought was the best Dr's @ UC Davis. I have supposedly stage4 cirrohsis. I am not yellow, no itching etc. I start treatment @ the 7th of may??? I think. I have geno type 1 which i hear is the hardest to combat, i tried treatment @10 yrs ago i hear its harder once you have starte and stopped before treatment completed. I am scared, I am a single mom my daughter is only 12, I dont want to die. please give me info that i dont already have. thank you.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Although as a whole, genotype 1 infection is harder to treat, many patients (more than half) do attain a sustained virologic response (SVR). The most important thing to do is to take all medications as prescribed. This will improve your chances of a response. Also do not drink alcohol.
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