|HIV & Cancer
Feb 27, 2012
Is an HIV+ male 40 yrs of age or older more likely to develop either prostate, colon or pancreatic cancer at some point in their life span since HIV is present? Thank you for your response.
Response from Mr. Vergel
Those three cancers have not been observed so far in a higher incidence rate in HIV positives compared to HIV negatives. In fact, some small observational studies show that HIV positive men may have lower rates of prostatic cancer than HIV negative men.
But lung (mostly from smoking), liver (mostly from Hepatis B or C coinfection), and anal cancer (from HPV) are a lot more common in HIV positives than HIV negatives.
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