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Patient Guides on Hepatitis C

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Patient Guides

Hepatitis C: In Introductory Guide for Patients
Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients

This patient educational brochure offers a primer on hepatitis C, including information on the liver's functions, laboratory tests, and treatment.

Managing Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment
Managing Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment

This helpful guide for patients describes ways to manage the more common side effects of interferon treatment. It covers fatigue, aches and pains, sleep, depression, irritability, nausea, loss of appetite, dry skin, and thinning hair. The guide also features quotes from veterans with hepatitis C who have undergone interferon treatment.

Cirrhosis Handbook
Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide

This patient handbook explains basic facts about the liver and the liver disease cirrhosis. It answers patients' questions about common complications of cirrhosis and what can be done about them, gives important information about the most serious emergencies in cirrhosis, and offers tips for keeping the liver healthy.

Liver Tumors: A Patient's Guide
Liver Tumors: A Patient's Guide

This booklet is for any patient who has gotten the news that "there is a 'mass,' a 'lump,' a 'lesion,' or a 'tumor' in your liver and we don't know yet what it is exactly."

National Liver Transplant Guide
National Liver Transplant Guide

This transplant guide is designed to be a reference and to help answer questions about the evaluation, transplantation, and post-transplant period.