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Lung Cancer And Aids

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HIV and lung cancer? How are they related?

When does HIV become AIDS? A relative of mine was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The tumor was only the size of the tip of the little finger. Surgery was performed in which the middle lobe was removed. More was taken out because the surgeons...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Phil, you ask a lot of good questions about the relationship of HIV and lung cancer.Lung cancer does NOT qualify as an "AIDS-defining cancer". What this means is that if your relative is HIV positive and has lung cancer, then he does NOT... Read more »

CD4=10, PCP, CMV, collapsed lungs, mouth cancer - life expectancy?

My brother has just been diagnosed with AIDS (he didn't even know he was HIV+, and his CD4... Read more »

Lung cancer and HIV

Some claims have been made in Australia that smoking in HIV+ people caused a much increased... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Raises Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Persons with HIV infection are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, independent of cigarette smoking, a new study found. Dr. Gregory D. Kirk of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and colleagues... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lung Cancer in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: Role of Smoking, Immunodeficiency and Pulmonary Infection

"Immunodeficiency and AIDS-related pulmonary infections have been suggested as independent causes of lung cancer among HIV-infected persons, in addition to smoking," the authors wrote. The researchers identified 68 lung cancer cases in the Swiss... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Finds HIV Infection Is an Independent Risk Factor for Lung Cancer

Simply having HIV is an independent risk factor for lung cancer, according to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The researchers found that having HIV increased the risk of developing lung cancer by about 71%, after... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

HIV Raises Risk of Lung Cancer 70 Percent in Large U.S. Veterans Group

Having HIV infection raised the risk of lung cancer 70% in a study of more than 110,000 U.S. veterans, even after researchers accounted for the impact of smoking. 1 By itself, smoking boosted lung cancer risk more than 6 times. This large study... Read more »
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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 it would be. It's 6 months... Read more »

Lung Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read that lung infections are common in HIV+ people. Is this true as an ARS sypmtom

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AIDS and Cancer

Posted by soimnotalone, 3 Replies
Is there anyone out there facing AIDS and Cancer? Did you feel like you had to chose between the lesser of 2 evils Read more »

living with AIDS and Cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just completed a year of treatment for cancer which has sure taken me longer than I
thought to get back on my feet. I'm on Disibility leave for now and have not fully decided
about going back to work.
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