This sourcebook seeks to arm the reader with everything they need to know about the silent killer, hepatitis C. It offers an explanation of the disease and how it differs from other strains of hepatitis. There is information on who is at risk and who should be tested, and what the tests entail. It then discusses the prognosis of the disease and the pros and cons of the treatments available. It also offers advice on how those suffering from HCV can successfully (and happily) live with it. Finally, it offers a glimpse into the future - what lies ahead in terms of treatment options for hepatitis C.
Howard J. Worman, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine and anatomy and cell biology at Columbia University. He is also an associate attending physician and director of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases of the Medical Service of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia-Presbyterian Center.