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After Epclusa treatment. 2 months 1 week ago #27113

  • Lori C.
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So just a month ago took my last last pill,Epclusa for Hep C and got clean blood tests so cured Hep C,but I recently did a Colon guard test and it came back positive so now im worried that I have colon cancer or Liver cancer,has anyone ever gone through this aftyer Hep C treatment?
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After Epclusa treatment. 2 months 1 week ago #27114

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Hello Lori,

While you should have a colonoscopy sooner rather than later, the test is not very accurate in that there is only a 7% chance a positive test represents an underlying cancer, and a 27% chance it represents a "pre-cancer"

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7485003

So 93% of people with a positive test DO NOT have colon cancer and 63% do not even have a pre-cancer polyp so there is a lot of worry generated in people who have nothing to worry about.

Do take it seriously and have a colonoscopy, but the chances are that will show that you are fine.
YMMV
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