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Help! Just got Fibrotest Results and Scared....What do I do Now? 4 years 5 months ago #28394

I contracted Hep C from a transfusion in 1978. I am Genotype 1B.

Biopsy 2004 - Stage 0
Biopsy 2010 - Stage 1

FibroSpect Tests:
2010 - F0-F1 - Fibrospect Index II "16"
2014 - F0-F1 - Fibrospect Index II "25"

Fibrotest Actitest:
2019 - Fibrosis Stage - F1-F2
A1-A2


I'M SO SCARED! IS THIS BAD! :-[

Can i get CANCER now from this? :(

Has anyone had same results or similar and treated? Do I need to start treatment? Or do I have time??

Do I need to start treatment? Or do I have time??

What treatment is best for me?

What medication did you use (Harvoni, Mavyret, Daklinza, Epclusa, Zepatier, etc.)?

Side effects?

Please Help! Thank you in advance :)
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Help! Just got Fibrotest Results and Scared....What do I do Now? 4 years 5 months ago #28395

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Hello CureHep2019,

Welcome to the forum.

There is nothing to be scared about. You have a disease. There is a cure. The two of you just need to hook up and start dating...

In your results we can see a progression over time from F0 to F1 to F2. F4 is cirrhosis and it’s taken you a decade and a half to get roughly 1/2 way to cirrhosis. It does accelerate a bit from F1 through F2 and F3 but even with cirrhosis (F4) we can treat.

If it was me I’d treat now but you do have some time. It’s more likely most or all the liver damage will resolve if we treat sooner rather than later.

GT1b is the easiest to treat and 12 weeks of any of Sovaldi+Dakliza, Harvoni, Epclusa, Viekira, Maviret or Zepatier will deliver a 95%+ cure rate.

Is there anything preventing you from treating?
YMMV
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Help! Just got Fibrotest Results and Scared....What do I do Now? 4 years 5 months ago #28396

I've heard that some of the treatment meds can cause cancer (Harvoni). Is that true?

Also, at the stage I'm at now can I get liver cancer if i don't treat?
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Help! Just got Fibrotest Results and Scared....What do I do Now? 4 years 5 months ago #28400

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Hi CureHep and welcome to the forum. You really do need to be careful where you get your news from, there is so much wrong information floating around the internet. Harvoni and all other Hep C medicines absolutely do not cause cancer, you should learn about any medicine's side effects from trustworthy reputable medical websites only. These drugs were extensively tested on thousands of patients in clinical trials before the FDA approved them. As a matter of fact not getting treated and cured is what could cause cancer, but the odds of that happening increase when you reach Cirrhosis or F4, so I don't think that you should worry about that too much yet. If I was you, I would try to get treated as soon as possible though because cancer is definitely not the only thing you need to worry about when you have Hep C, that nasty disease affects almost every organ of the body, not just the liver. Best of luck to you.
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