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Anal Cancer Treatment

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Option Overview

Key Points There are different types of treatment for patients with anal cancer. Three types of standard treatment are used: Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Surgery Having the human immunodeficiency virus can affect treatment of anal... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

Anal Cancer Treatment Options by Stage

Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ) Stage I Anal Cancer Stage II Anal Cancer Stage IIIA Anal Cancer Stage IIIB Anal Cancer Stage IV Anal Cancer A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Promising Outcomes From Laser Ablative Treatment of AIN2/3 to Prevent Anal Cancer

The incidence of anal cancer is higher in HIV positive compared to negative populations with lower rates of clearance (87% vs. 38% at 5 years) and progression rates from high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN 2/3) in observational studies... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 over a decade. In general, there is NO need for a colostomy. The standard... 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 little more than a year ago with Stage II anal squamous cell carcinoma. I underwent chemotherapy (5FU, cisplatin, mitomycin) and concurrent...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I'm sorry to hear about what sounds like an awful situation. It sounds like you may have a fistula. A diversion makes sense as it may allow you to heal better. Your situation does make me worry about a recurrence. A biopsy, however, may... 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 now. The radiation ended up narrowing my anal canal. I'm too embarrassed to ask my doc about anal sex. Is it safe or is this part on my sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Congratulations on beating anal cancer!Now what's this nonsense about being too embarrassed to talk to your doctor? You should be able to discuss anything with your physician. If you can't, you need to find a physician with whom you can... Read more »

Bowen's "anal cancer" Disease

I just read your article on Anal Cancer, which I was recently diagnosed with. There seems to be no one in my area well versed in the treatment of this, so I am trying, so far without success, to find a doctor who has treated this and can provide me...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are physicians that are well versed in the management of anal cancer complicating HIV infection depending on where you are moving in Florida. The academic centers are in Tampa, Gainesville, and Miami. But there are also a number of experts... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery 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 »