Curing Hepatitis C
Current and Future Options for Treatment
Publication Date: August 21, 2012
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Hepatitis C Doesn't Have to Be a Lifelong Illness
Curing Hepatitis C provides the latest information to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with hepatitis C, this book provides an indispensable and comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to take the right steps toward a cure.
For the nearly 160 million people worldwide and 4 million Americans diagnosed with hepatitis C, there is now hope. Although hepatitis C was once considered incurable, medical and technological innovations have made a cure possible. A new frontier of treatment options has improved upon previous methods by curbing side-effects more effectively and working to eradicate hepatitis C entirely.
Curing Hepatitis C also includes:
* Easy-to-understand explanations of the nature of hepatitis C
* The revealing truth of misconceptions about hepatitis C
* Tips to prevent, diagnose, cope with, and ultimately cure this disease
* An overview of types of tests and how to understand your results
* Breakthrough treatments and medications for hepatitis C, such as triple therapy
* The next generation of treatments including interferon-free regimens, QUAD therapy, host-acting antivirals, and more
* Personal anecdotes from those affected by hepatitis C
Hedy Weinberg is an award-winning writer and essayist whose work has appeared in such prestigious publications as The Washington Post, Senior Edition USA, The Denver Post, Bon Appetit, and New Choices. She collaborated with Dr. Everson in writing Living with Hepatitis B, Living with Hemachromatosis, and My Mom Has Hepatitis C. Diagnosed with hepatitis in 1993, she brings to the reader personal understanding of how patients feel and what they want and need to know.
“...distills the key concepts of this complicated fi eld in a style that is easily understood by patients. I use this book as an educational reference for many of my patients to enhance their understanding of their treatment plan.”
– James Trotter, M.D., Medical Director of Liver Transplant at Baylor University Medical Center