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Is There A Cure For Anal Cancer

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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"worried for anal cancer"

hii am positive for last two yrs, on meds, doing fineundetectable, cd around 600i had anal warts, cz of receptive anal intercourse two yrs back, when i was diagonesd.i am always worried of more and more reports about people having anal cancer.my...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, congrats on your overall health!To get into your question.. HPV, the virus that can cause warts and leads to various cancers, is very common among sexually people. In most cases the virus will "clear" on... Read more »

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 »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The test you would need is an anal pap smear. Many infectious disease doctors or HIV specialists should be well equipped and experienced at performing this simple painless procedure. (We do them routinely at the Frascino Medical Group.) You... Read more »

Is XXXX a Cancer Cure? What should I do?

Q.# 1: www.XXXX.com gives medical validations of the cancer curing abilities of XXXX. Any other medical backgound validation?(I am 65 & positive for 8 yrs and follow dortor's orders on meds and balanced diet to the t. A squamous cell ca....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear LD:I removed that name of the latest cancer "cure". Atlhough I did not check out the website you suggested, there is absolutely no credible evidence about the curing abilities of the product you mention. Oh how I wish it were... 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 »

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 »

RESEACHER SUES CEDARS-SINIA FOR SUPPRESSING CURE

Posted by Anonymous
Ten Million awarded AIDS and Cancer researcher.
Friday, August 11, 2000.
GOTO www.remissions.org FOR FULL STORY SEE MSNBC BREAKING NEWS STORY

Nancy Batchelder

A Los Angeles US District Court awarded over $10,000,000.00 in damages to... Read more »

AIDS researcher sues cedars for suppressing cure w

Posted by Anonymous
Ten Million awarded AIDS and Cancer researcher.
Friday, August 11, 2000.
See www.remissions.org for full story MSNBC INTERVIEW

Nancy Batchelder

A Los Angeles US District Court awarded over $10,000,000.00 in damages to Cancer and AIDS... Read more »