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How Does Squamous Cell Carcinoma Spread

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...is present in approximately 65% of HIV negative MSM and 95% of MSM who are HIV positive. Although HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has decreased overall mortality from HIV, it has not reduced the incidence of anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). 4 And, since it is spread through sexual skin-to-skin contact, condom use only partially reduces the risk of transmission. Other factors that increase the risk of anal cancer include a...
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squamous cell carcinoma- What does this all mean?

what does this mean and what is the prognosis in laymans language??Microscopic exam of the fine needle aspiration smears reveals numerous malignant cells, both singly and in aggregates showing hyperchromatic nuclei, some which contain atypical...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...medical mumbo-jumbo actually means something. What you gave me is the pathology report which basically says the patient has squamous cell carcinoma, which is a very common form of cancer. The report says nothing more than that. The prognosis... Read more »

Anal Exams

I was diagnosed with HIV+ 19 years ago. In 1995 I had excision of HPV lesions in the anus and approximately 7 years ago had a couple of lesions removed in the doctors office. I have never had a low CD4 count and to my knowledge no detecable viral...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...deal of research is now under way to learn how HPV might cause anal cancer. There is good evidence that HPV causes many anal squamous cell carcinomas. But the role of this virus in causing anal adenocarcinomas is less certain. More than 100... Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma and HPV

Dear Dr. Dezube, My best friend and I have both survived HIV-related lymphoma. He recently was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma after a fistula was removed from his rectum. The pathology report said this might be HPV-related. He has not seen...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...I'm happy to hear that you both survived lymphoma. Anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) is not that unusual in HIV-infected patients. Any HIV-infected patient is at risk of getting this type of cancer if (s)he is Read more »

Squamous Cell Carcinoma after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

I have been HIV+ for the last 17 yrs and have had full blown AIDS for ten yrs.I was treated for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for 4 yrs and it has been in remission for 3 yrs.Now I have developed Squamous Cell Carcinoma as a result of repeated treatments...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Sounds like you've had quite the battles with cancer. I'm glad to hear that you are in remission from the lymphoma.Your first question is easier for me to answer. The proposed treatments of radiation and chemotherapy should have little, if any,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects your body by fighting germs and infections.White blood cells are an important part of your immune... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

What Are CD4 Cells? Why Are CD4 Cells Important in HIV? What Is a CD4 Test? What Factors Influence a CD4 Cell Count? How Are the Test Results Reported? What Do the Numbers Mean? "Non-AIDS" Illness and Death The Bottom Line ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding the Immune System

...immune system has special organs, called lymph organs, that serve as a home base for all of these white blood cells. They are spread throughout the body. Lymph organs include the bone marrow and the thymus, as well as the lymph nodes, spleen,... Read more »
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have just been told that I have the following type of skin cancer Squamous Cell Carcinoma. I have been positive since 1989 and my counts are good at this time. I would like to hear from anyone out there who has had Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Conversion Time?? Now at the end of 4th week i developed some Pinkish Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of pimples) Please tell!! Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE Read more »

Researchers Halt Spread Of HIV With RNAi

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/117656.php sorry guys this just sounded real promising so i posted it here Read more »