Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Listen To: Why it’s important that baby boomers be tested for Hepatitis C

Dr. Marc Bilodeau

In this interview conducted by Aaron Rand from CJAD 800 Radio, Dr. Marc Bilodeau discusses why baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C.

The silent epidemic often has no early symptoms, as the disease progresses overtime the liver is slowly damaged and may lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver failure.......

Listen to the interview by clicking the sound file below

Letter: It’s important baby boomers be tested for Hepatitis C (with audio)

If you have just recently retired or are nearing retirement age, this is the time in your life when staying healthy means getting to spend more time with family and friends. And staying healthy requires that you make sure you get essential preventive screening. But it is important to know which tests to ask for.

For most people, tests that come to mind may include a colonoscopy or a cholesterol test. Liver cancer might not be on your radar, but it is, in fact, one of the few cancers in Canada that is on the rise. And the most common condition leading to liver cancer is a long-standing infection with a virus known as Hepatitis C.

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