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Liver (Hepatocellular) Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)

  • Posted: 05/23/2005
  • Updated: 02/27/2014

Table 2. Viruses Associated With Hepatitis

Hepatic Virus Types Mode of Transmission Clinical Consequences 
Hepatitis AFood, drinking water. Little or no association with cancer.Full recovery (usually)
Hepatitis BBody fluids, e.g., blood, semenCan cause liver damage; can result in acute or chronic HCC
Hepatitis CBody fluids, e.g., blood, semenAcute hepatitis and chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer
Hepatitis DBody fluids, e.g., blood, semenAcute hepatitis
Hepatitis EInfected drinking water
Hepatitis FNo virus confirmed
Hepatitis GTo be determined