This edition: Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic
Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection of the liver that can lead to liver cancer, liver failure and even death. Millions of Americans are believed to be infected by the virus and the shocking fact is that many don't even know it. In this program viewers will hear stories from patients who had no idea they had Hepatitis C, and how they discovered their condition. We'll also hear from experts about the importance of seeing out a specialist to discuss medical options after a patient is diagnosed. Viewers will learn why anyone who is at risk for the disease should see a health professional and be tested.