Thank you for your response hep93. I guess my original post wasn't very clear in that I know my dad is full of crap. I spent 6 years as an HIV/AIDS educator and as a result learned a heck of a lot about hep b & c from working with drug users and commercial sex workers.
My dad has gone to rehab several times, only to check himself out after three days. The last time I sat in the outtake interview with the psychiatrist and after the hour long interview told me this: his ending up in rehab that time was likely a suicide attempt, he probably would never stop drinking, he is self-medicating for bi-polar disorder and has narcissistic personality disorder, and I should prepare for his funeral. Last year I finally got to the point where I just stopped fighting him on his health and accepted that this was the way it was going to be. One brother has also recognized this, but the other is his enabler (and an alcoholic himself) and keeps pretending everything is okay.
I already know he has cirrhosis, the docs told me that last december and also said that if he kept up at his current pace, he would be dead within a year. I think I know in my gut this is liver cancer or maybe I am just preparing for the worst case scenario. I know that certain family members are going to think that this will entitle him to a transplant and I just wanted confirmation that the cancer does not change his eligibility.