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Anal Cancer Diagnosis

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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Anal cancer

Had my 2nd HRA at my clinic. . The doctor called and said my diagnosis was ASCUS.. which is aytpical squamos cells of undetermined significance .. This is my 2nd yearly HRa with this diagnosis.. The doc says that after 3 years with a ASCUS diagnosis...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Hi Luke,Anal cancer screening is a complicated area for which I am definitely NOT an expert. The people caring for you have an enormous amount of experience and are very current as to the state-of-the-art in this field. The reason it is complex... Read more »

Anal Dysplasia, HPV, Cancer, HIV

I have recently had an anal pap smear and dont understand the diagnoses, if or if not something is wrong, can you help me out? Clinical History: HIV Pos, HPV, and History of Anal Cancer.DiagnosisA) Anus - Reactive superficial squamous cells present...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It doesn't appear that any is wrong given that report. That could be a good thing, or the sampling was not sufficient and there wasn't enough cells from any area of concern.... Read more »

Anal Cancer

I have had some serious problems lately. I have been living with HIV for over 20 years now and have been on meds for the last ten years. Recently I was diagnosed with Squamous cell cancer once again. Do you know what can be done for this to not...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Maintaining good HIV suppression and good CD4 levels is an important aspect of maximizing good health for many patients. Many HIV+ patients may be at risk for a variety of liver and GI problems including perhaps risk for colon cancer (thus... Read more »

Anal Cancer or Hemorrhoids?

I was diagnosed with HIV and HPV, last year. I started treatment immediately. Now, I'm undetectable and have a 600 CD4 count. Recently, I noticed a lump on my anus. I went to the STD clinic, to rule out the possibility of any STDs. Fortunately,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although most of your symptoms are still consistent with hemorrhoids, may be worth while to see a gastroenterologist for at minimum anoscopy or likely a colonoscopy.... Read more »
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Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »

AIDS and Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been living with HIV now for at least 10 years, this year I got diagnosed with Anal Cancer and have undergone treatment with Radiation and Chemotherapy which has been more difficult to recover from than I ever thought it would be. It's 6 months... Read more »

Anal wart surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
I am about to have surgery for anal warts that I have in my anal canal. I was wondering if anyone else has had the outpatient surgery and tell me wht it's like post-op. when will I be able to go back to work? How long am I likey to be in discomfort? Read more »

husband wanted anal sex

Posted by Sungirl, 1 Reply
When I was married to my husband, (I am divorced now)
all he wanted was anal sex. He would not listen to my desires when I expressed them and I didn't like having anal sex. He was my first sexual partner and I was very naive and didn't know how to... Read more »