If you have ever been infected by hepatitis B, cancer treatment which suppresses your immune system can allow the virus to reactivate – even if your body had dealt with it successfully before.
Reactivation can lead to liver failure, death or sub-optimal cancer treatment.
Hepatitis Australia is looking for people with lived experience of hepatitis B or C to complete an anonymous survey. Results will help improve Hepatitis Australia's information resources.
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Australian researchers have found a way to predict the risk of liver cancer in people with chronic hepatitis B, promising earlier diagnosis, better management and potentially better prevention of hepatitis B- related liver cancer.
Hepatitis Australia has welcomed the support for an immediate increase in funding to help achieve the National Strategy targets.