Your doctor or other health-care provider will advise you about the available treatment. The treatment can eliminate the virus and limit or repair the damage to your liver. Current treatments can be expensive and may have unpleasant side effects. They work better for some people than for others and some people may not benefit from treatment. New treatments are being developed and may be available in the future. To reduce your risk of liver cancer, do not smoke and do not drink alcohol. Co-infection with the hepatitis B virus increases your chance of developing liver cancer; consult with your doctor about getting vaccinated against hepatitis B and any other measures that may be recommended in your case.