Roughly 3 million people currently suffer from Hepatitis C, a severe viral infection of the liver. If left untreated, sufferers are at risk for Cirrhosis or even cancer. However, new medicinal treatments allow patients to effectively combat this severe liver inflammation.
“Now, we can prescribe a pill a day for twelve weeks with almost no side effects. The cure rates are around 95%,” said Dr. Shih, Regional Gi.
It is important to seek testing and treatment if suffering from Hepatitis C. Please contact Regional Gi for more information. To listen to the rest of Dr. Shih’s interview, please visit WGAL.