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Michael Papierniak's Story

During surgery in 1975 Michael was given 2 units of blood. The surgery was successful and he was in good health. In the fall of 2000 during a company health exam, the company doctor alerted him that there was a change in his blood chemistry and he should have it checked.

"My family doctor arranged for me to see Dr. Jensen. I had Hepatitis C which had been dormant for years." Michael says.

Fortunately a liver biopsy showed that the liver had not yet been seriously affected. Wanting to be able to enjoy his family for years to come, he started treatment in August of 2001.

Thanks to the early detection of the activity of the virus, the support of his family, medical team and the support from his work environment, Michael completed the one year treatment. The treatment was not easy to go through but he was cured and today he gets to enjoy his family along with the addition of two grandsons.

Michael admitted, "It was worth the very difficult year of treatment to be cured."

Page updated: August 29th, 2015


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