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How Hepatitis C Can Lead to Liver Cancer

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Rodney Goodie earned his MBA from Texas Tech University. An experienced executive, he has been CEO of St. Hope Foundation in Houston, Texas, for almost two decades. Under the direction of Rodney Goodie, St. Hope Centers have been a key prevention contractor for the Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention.

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How Hepatitis C Can Lead to Liver Cancer

  1. 1. z How Hepatitis C Can Lead to Liver Cancer Rodney Goodie
  2. 2. z Introduction  Rodney Goodie earned his MBA from Texas Tech University. An experienced executive, he has been CEO of St. Hope Foundation in Houston, Texas, for almost two decades. Under the direction of Rodney Goodie, St. Hope Centers have been a key prevention contractor for the Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention. The three major types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. All types can affect the liver, but statistics show that hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer in less than 5 percent of Americans with the disease. Although most hepatitis C patients are low-risk, risk increases when cirrhosis is present. Cirrhosis may develop in those who have had hepatitis C for over 20 years. During this time scar tissue replaces healthy liver cells. Although the liver creates new cells attempting to heal itself, this process increases the risk of getting liver cancer. This is because as the liver is creating more cells, the risk of cancer-causing mutation in these cells increases.

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