Hepatitis C is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver - eventually causing cancer or liver failure. About 4 million Americans have hepatitis C and if you thought that number was scary - 75% of them don't even know they have it. Former New York Mets relief pitcher John Franco was here to help raise awareness about this silent killer. He too, was tested.
Franco discussed a public health campaign aimed at raising awareness for hepatitis C. As a Brooklyn native, Franco joined this effort after recognizing that as a baby boomer and someone with a tattoo, he was at risk for the disease.
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