Liver specialist offers hope for hepatitis C sufferers If a recent routine blood-donation screening or health-insurance exam has left you stunned by a positive result for chronic hepatitis C, you are not alone. Like many of the four million Americans currently diagnosed with this silent yet potentially fatal disease, you probably experienced no symptoms, have no idea how you got it, and don't really even know what it is. Separating fact from fiction, The Hepatitis C Sourcebook provides accurate, credible information to give you the key to understanding this virus--and living life to the fullest in spite of it. In clear language and supported by up-to-date clinical research, liver specialist Howard Worman, M.D., presents a thorough explanation of the diseasewho's at risk, its symptoms and effects, its treatments, and the difference between it and other strains of hepatitis. He offers expert advice on: Determining if you are at risk for developing the virus Familiarizing yourself with diagnostic tools, including blood tests, radiological procedures, and liver biopsy Selecting the right doctor for you Understanding current treatments and their potential side effects Finding support groups and additional resources With authority and compassion, Dr. Worman frees the hepatitis C sufferer from frightening misconceptions and makes way for an informed, rational approach to dealing with the disease. If you or a loved one is afflicted with hepatitis C, this optimistic guide offers hope for a long, productive life.Worman, Howard J. is the author of 'Hepatitis C Sourcebook' with ISBN 9780737305968 and ISBN 0737305967.