A Saskatoon nurse predicts a surge of liver disease among baby boomers due to undiagnosed Hepatitis C.
going to see this huge wave of patients with end stage liver disease
that are going to be dying from, potentially, liver cancer, kidney
failure due to issues with their liver, and this is now the beginning,”
said Lesley Gallagher, a Hepatitis C treatment support nurse with the
Saskatoon Infectious Disease Care Network in Riversdale.
“We’re seeing it now, and we’re going to keep on seeing it.”
number of Canadians with advanced liver disease is increasing,
according to a 2014 study published in the Canadian Journal of
Gastroenterology and Hepatology. More than 20 per cent of those who are
infected with Hepatitis C will have significant complications from their
disease by 2035, the study found.