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Diagnosed With Anal Cancer

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...tests exit. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a standardized screening protocol for anal cancer does not yet exist. HIV-positive MSM are 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Each year anal cancer is diagnosed in about two people out of every 100,000 people in the general population. HIV negative MSM are 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Their...
Ask the Experts

Anal cancer risk factors

...I was recently diagnosed with anal cancer. I'm curious which risk factor was more important: the fact that I have HIV or that I'm over 50? (I know that being a gay man
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about that.The main risk factors for anal cancer with HIV are low CD4, smoking and type and number of human papilloma viris strains you are carrying (the more partners you have Read more »

Anal Cancer - Should I be concerned?

Nelson, I know you are a long term survivor. What have you done to make sure you do not have anal cancer? I am so afraid of it since I read we have like 10 times the rate.Carlos
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...CarlosLike you, i am also very concerned about anal cancer since I have been living with HIV for over 25 years.In the United States, the rate for anal cancer in the general population Read more »

Anal Cancer

I'm 56 y/o & I've been HIV+ for 25 years. In the year 2008, I was diagnosed with "NIA 3, Intense Dysplasia in the anal canal". I get an anoscopy every year to follow up. The last one reports Dysplasia with signs of HPV infection.Can I use the HPV...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Dear RussellThe following information was included in some of my past answers, plus an additional update on anal cancer. In the United States, the rate for anal cancer in the general population is 1 case per 100,000 people; among HIV-negative men Read more »

Numbness in Face

...had a dose of novocaine. Why do you think this is happening. Is it something I should be worrying about. I have recently been diagnosed with Anal cancer and am having alot of bowel problems, could this be the reason with the face and hand. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For the tingling/numbess on right side you need to see your HIV specialist or primary care doctor to evaluate for a number of possible causes including Bell's palsy, nerve compression, transient ischemic attacks and others. Possible cause depends... Read more »
Articles
National Cancer Institute

General Information About Anal Cancer

... Key Points Anal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the anus. Being infected with the human papillomavirus Read more »
Project Inform

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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 Read more »

Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

Diagnosed yesterday

Posted by john33, 6 Replies
i just got tested ( a regular thing) but got back a postive result. now i'm not sure what i should be thinking or feeling,. i've got my first appointment with a doctor tommorrow and that's all i know. anyone got any advice Read more »