Week Ending March 8, 2021

Can You Take Naltrexone If You Have Hepatitis C? What to Know “Naltrexone (brand names Revia and Vivitrol) is a medication used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. This means it may be used in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies as treatment for these substance use disorders.” Safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer patients with hepatitis C virus infection (https://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis-c/hepatitis-c-skin) “Adverse events rates in untreated and resolved HCV patients treated with ICI for a variety of cancers were comparable to AEs rates reported in clinical trials for patients without HCV.” How Hepatitis C Can Affect Your Skin “The hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects the liver and can present as other types of symptoms in the body as well, including skin rashes and lesions. These hepatitis C skin concerns may occur anywhere on your body, including your arms and legs.” What Is Stage 4 Liver Cancer? “Liver cancer is also sometimes called hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma (or HCC). There are different stages of liver cancer, with stage 4 liver cancer being the most advanced. In stage 4 liver cancer, a tumor has begun in the liver and spread to either nearby lymph nodes and/or distant lymph nodes and organs.”