Here are three things you should know about hepatitis C.
- One. Millions of Americans have hepatitis C and many don’t know it.
- Two. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer.
- Three. Hepatitis C can be cured. Talk to your doctor about getting tested. It could save your life.
Hepatitis C is the most commonly reported bloodborne infection in the United States. No vaccine against hepatitis C exists and no effective pre- or post- exposure prophylaxis is available, but there is treatment that can cure infection. More than half of persons who become infected with HCV will develop chronic infection.
Visit www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis for more information. Call our clinic at 541-889-7279 or reach out to your primary care provider to schedule testing.