I cant seem to be able to get the full txt version as yet however this is still worth the look. Turns out there is a published study saying there is a lack of evidence to support the suggestion that DAA's may increase the chance of the re-occurrence of HCC.
Is there is anyone who can get the full txt version and post it up?
On the topic of HCC recurrence post DAA tx Social media voices are citing most interesting data. I'm seeing possible past influence going without a nod. Take for example Lucinda Porters concerns which will be well meant, her social media profile supports HCV patients.
She cites re this issue however, from a cohort that underwent pegylated interferon plus riba tx.
I'm always mindful of the effects of this old tx when I read on the topic of raised risk of malignancy of any type post DAAs.
Take care and always ask your doc
"CONCLUSIONS: The risk of HCC after HCV cure, while considerably reduced, remains relatively high at 0.33% per year. Older age and/or presence of cirrhosis at the time of SVR are associated with a high enough risk to warrant surveillance. Diabetes is also a risk factor for post SVR HCC."
Always seems to come full circle treatment wise - get treated ASAP before your liver takes a beating (and you grow older).
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.