Frequently Asked Questions

I have been told I have cirrhosis. What now? 

The presence of cirrhosis can affect response to treatment. Treatment of people with cirrhosis usually takes longer but  is successful in more than 90% of cases.

What else do I need to know about cirrhosis?

People with cirrhosis have an increased risk of liver cancer. Eliminating Hepatitis C from their liver greatly reduces the risk of cancer but life long monitoring for liver cancer is still recommended.

People with cirrhosis may develop distended internal veins that are at a risk for bleeding and need to be assessed by endoscopy.  Fibroscan results can be helpful for assessing this risk.