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Do Cervical Adenomatous Polyps Turn Cancerous

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: New Visual Test Screens for Cervical Cancer

In a bid to combat the increasing number of cervical cancer cases, government hospitals in Kenya are encouraging women to undergo an innovative free exam to detect precancerous lesions of the cervix. The low-cost method involves dilating the... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

At CROI 2009, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Palefsky, M.D., a prominent physician/researcher in the area of cancers related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer Virus Fuels Oral Cancer Type, Too

The incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers has risen over time, and these now account for the majority of such cancers, according to new study. The overall incidence of oropharyngeal cancers has risen 28 percent since 1988, to nearly... Read more »
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I had cervical cancer; Am I more prone to other cancers?

I had cervical cancer (I am HIV positive) and I would like to know if that is an open door to develop other cancers or for my original cancer to metastasize. Does cervical cancer mean you are prone to breast or other cancers? Thank you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Cervical cancer is typically caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). You may be more prone to diseases caused by the HPV virus (e.g. anal cancer, warts). It's important that your health care provider check... Read more »

My daughter was treated for cervical cancer. Is she at greater risk for more cancers?

My daughter has been HIV positive for 7 years. In the summer she had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer and one chemo treatment. They did not do any more chemo as the results after one treatment was almost devastational. Her CD4 count is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask a good question-- If someone had one cancer, are they at higher risk for more cancers?The answer to this is "maybe". Your daughter is at risk of having the cervical cancer recur. To minimize this risk, it is important that she... Read more »

Colon polyps

I guess this isn't really a question about meds, but I was hoping you might help. I am 41, pos since 1994, labs are great. Someone told me about a study suggestiong hiv'ers should get an annual colonoscopy as we are more likely to get...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question. People with HIV do not need more frequent colonoscopies than people without HIV..it really depends on what the first colonoscopy shows. At age 41 you would not need a colonoscopy for another 9 years since doctors... Read more »

Anal Polyp

I am a 30 year old male living in the USA. I have been hiv positive for 5 years, taken sustiva and truvada, now (atripla) this whole time. My numbers have been normal since taking the medication 5 years ago. I have also been taking nexium for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to have an exam to see if that lesion is a polyp, hemorrhoid, internal wart, or condition. Anal cancer is a concern in HIV+ persons and need aggressive evaluation and treatment in order to improve outcomes. Would mention to your HIV doc for... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found out in April that I have "pre-cancerous" cells on my cervix (after my doctor found HPV on my cervix in Feb). I've been waiting to have the procedure done & now its scheduled for July. As luck would have it, my ins is changing, so I may... Read more »

Thoughts on Turning Fifty-One

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
My 51st birthday is tommorrow and this September I will be HIV+ for 22 years. I find it astounding that I, who was told at 29 to get ready to die, have lived this long.

A French aristocrat during The Terror after the French Revolution and who was... Read more »

No where else to turn to.

Posted by Wayde, 9 Replies
It's been almost eight months since i found out that i was HIV positive and life sems to have gone down hill from there. I was infected intentionaly but i was careless and foolish as well. Too in love to see that he was only using me. Since then for... Read more »

do genital warts cause cancer in men

Posted by team1, 1 Reply
they do cause cervical cancer in women among other things. but its been stated that the warts are harmless to men? is that true? Read more »