National Cancer Institute statistics indicate that the five-year survival rates for primary cancers of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts are exceedingly low in the United States, usually less than 10%.
The following account, of three young adults in the Wise family, exemplifies the toll undetected HBV infection takes among API immigrants and the serious consequences misinterpreted HBV test results can have.
I do not know what order they come in for you, but most of the time dating is first.Symptoms include fatigue, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, light stools. Treatment is via anti-viral drugs and/or hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG).Chronic hepatitis B may be treated with a variety of medications.I felt like the Bride of Dracula except my hair did not look as good as hers. There is probably nothing you can ever go through that they will not stand beside you and offer strength and hope.That is because they have had to dig deep within themselves to find their own personal strength. They have looked death in the eye and then shoved it out of their way. You can consider yourself blessed if you are invited to share it with them. I looked fairly good after a blood transfusion and had a little color in my cheeks. I borrowed a few pints of some healthy person’s blood during an emergency transfusion so my cheeks were aglow and energy was high. They were sure that because of his holistic lifestyle, he would be the one for this self-proclaimed nutritional ninja.Hepatitis B was formerly referred to as serum hepatitis.