Common Anal Cancer Symptoms

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...that connects and supports internal organs. Other possible symptoms are abnormal discharge from the 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 pap smear is used to detect these cell changes in the cervix in their early stages. With regular...
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Anal Cancer Testing for HIV+HPV Infection

Ok, Inspired by the recent publicity of Farrah Fawcett's current cancer struggle. One doctor on CNN did say that people with HIV & HPV are at higher risk for anal cancer. I am a 35 year old HIV Positive gay male, Minor battle with anal warts at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Farrah Fawcett Fan,Your HIV specialist should monitor you with anal pap smears on a yearly basis as well as with periodic visual inspection and digital rectal exams. Colonoscopy should be done at age 50; sooner if certain symptoms, such as bloody... Read more »

HPV and Anal Warts (HPV, 2010)

Hello dr. Frascino !I m the most sad boy of the world....Can you tell me if there is a cure for anal warts (caused by HPV)?? Please tell me that there is one.I read about terrasil, about Watrol, about H-Balm,My doc treated me by laser - warts are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to look at the tissue more closely) and a biopsy (cells or tissues are removed so they can be checked under a microscope for signs of cancer) An HPV test can be used along with the Pap test to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.... Read more »

HPV/Anal Cancer (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS) (HPV)

I've previously had anal HPV over 20 years ago due to one sexual encounter. None since that time and HIV-. I'm concerned now about cancer. I've had no symptoms that I know of and did have laser therapy at that time over 20 years ago. I want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Although Pap smears may be the best way to detect early cervical cancer, careful physical examination may be the best way to detect anal cancers. The signs of HPV infection -- warts or dysplasia -- should be treated as soon as they show up.... Read more »

could i have hpv

My recent girl friend and i finally had sex a week ago after dating for over a month. Feeling safe knowing her background did have unprotected oral sex both giving to and receiving from her and before intercourse did have some outer rubbing my penis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to look at the tissue more closely) and a biopsy (cells or tissues are removed so they can be checked under a microscope for signs of cancer) An HPV test can be used along with the Pap test to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.... Read more »
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Risk for Invasive Anal Cancer High Among HIV-Positive People

...Montreal, Canada, there's more sobering news on a serious HPV-related condition in men who have sex with men (MSM) that can lead to anal cancer. Unlike other diseases that have declined in incidence since the advent of HAART, such as CMV or KS,... Read more »
National Cancer Institute

General Information About Anal Cancer

...sonogram. Biopsy: The removal of cells or tissues so they can be viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to check for signs of cancer. If an abnormal area is seen during the anoscopy, a biopsy may be done at that time. Certain factors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rare Anal Cancer in National Spotlight

... A recent TV special and other media coverage of actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer have placed the rare disease in the national spotlight. Many cases of anal cancer are linked to certain types of the STD human Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Farrah Fawcett's Anal Cancer: Fighting the Stigma

... Because she went public with her battle against anal cancer, doctors are hopeful that Farrah Fawcett's legacy will be an increased awareness of the illness and an end to the stigma that Read more »