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Failure Of Hep C treatment.
Dec 21, 2008

Hello Barbara. My father was recently told by his doctor that his hep c did not go away after treatment. He was a heavy drinker for years but has since quit for 3 years now. I would just like to what the life expectancy will be?. Drugs are NOT a factor at all as well.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Your father will want to ask his physician that question because much depends on his degree of liver disease. It is excellent that he is not using alcohol however. That is critically important.

New drugs are in the pipeline so hopefully he will have a chance with something else in the future.

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