Everyone should get screened for hepatitis C.
The way Dr. Thomas Mahl sees it, Mary Hood is a fortunate one when it comes to his Hepatitis C patients.
Hood was diagnosed with the Hep C virus in the early 1990s, when treatments were ineffective and results often heartbreaking.
Until this decade, doctors had little to offer when they had to break the news that the virus had quietly ravaged a patient’s liver for years, raising the specter of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.
“I’ve filled cemeteries with people who had Hepatitis C,” said Mahl, a gastroenterologist who has treated patients for 28 years at Veterans Affairs medical centers in Buffalo and Batavia.
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