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Anal Cancer Treatment

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Anal Cancer Treatment

I was diagnosed with infiltrative keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma as a result of an anal biopsy. I am HIV+ and had Hodgkins Disease in 1998, with no recurrence. My oncologist first recommended full excision of the perianal region, leaving me...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...The standard treatment for anal cancer is a combination of chemotherapy (typically with 5-FU and mitomycin) and radiation. This has been the standard of care for well Read more »

Radiation burns after anal cancer treatment

Hello:I'm a 40 year old, HIV+ gay male (CD4 count 50), smoker (1 pack / day) who was diagnosed a... Read more »

Anal sex after cancer treatment

I went through a bout with anal cancer this spring. Chemo and radiation got the tumor - all clear... Read more »
Articles
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Options by Stage

...trials from NCI's PDQ Cancer Clinical Trials Registry that are now accepting patients with stage 0 anal cancer . Stage I Anal Cancer Treatment of stage I anal cancer may include the following: Local resection. External-beam radiation... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Option Overview

...to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or better than the standard treatment. Many of today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. Patients who take part in a clinical trial may receive the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

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 Read more »