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Radiation Therapy For Cervical Cancer

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The Well Project

Cancers

... Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions. Cancer can spread (metastasize) from where it originates to other organs
Ask the Experts

CD4 counts after radiation therapy

WHERE CAN I READ MORE ON CD4 COUNT DECLINE AFTER RADIATION TREATMENT ESPECIALLY TO PROSTATE CANCER? I DID NOTICE THE DROP IN MY CD4 CELL COUNT. YOU MENTIONED THAT THEY SHOULD COME BACK UP. HOW LONG BEFORE THE COUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE? IS IT...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
CD4 counts do indeed tend to go down during radiation or chemotherapy treatments. In time they will rise but often not to the original baseline. The younger the patient is, the more rapid the rise in the CD4 cells will be. If often takes a year... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with low CD4, had radiation therapy.

I TESTED NEGATIVE JUNE 2004 WHILE ENDURING CANCER RADIATION TREATMENTS. I NOW TESTED POSITIVE IN FEBRUARY 2005. MY LAST TEST IN MAY 2005, MY CD4 WAS 186 AND MY VIRAL LOAD WAS 50,000. THE DOCTOR SAYS, IT APPEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN INFECTED FOR A LOT...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The HIV antibody tests are quite accurate so it is unlikely that the test from June 2004 was in error. So it is appears that you have a relatively rapid progression of disease if the CD4 count below 200 has been... Read more »

HIV Related Parotid Enlargement and Radiation Therapy

Can you please clarify for me when low-dose radiation can be considered as a possible treatment option for swollen parotid glands. Is radiation used only when the swelling is due to multiple cysts? Or, can it be used when the parotids are just...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Usually HIV-related lympho-epithelial enlargement of the parotids will show some some cystic like structures. I would try to contact a radiation oncologist in your region who has some experience with the technique in HIV+ persons and ask their... Read more »

can HPV be transmitted thru oral sex?

a potential partner has just found out she is hpv positive.can i get hpv if we have oral sex? I'm a 28 year old female and i believe beyond the age requirement for the vaccine...i am not going to stop seeing this girl because of this recent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...parents don't understand about Gardasil, the HPV vaccine licensed last year to help prevent most cases of genital warts and cervical cancer! The facts are quite clear: 1. HPV (human papillomavirus) disease is the most common sexually transmitted... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...recommends anal cancer screening for HIV-positive men with a history of sex with other men, HIV-positive women with a history of pre-cancer of the cervix or vulva, and anyone with a history of anal or genital warts. Anal Cancer: How to Screen ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...infections. Additional drugs may be needed to fight these side effects. NHL in the central nervous system is very difficult to treat. Radiation therapy may be used instead of, or in addition to, chemotherapy. ART makes it easier for HIV patients... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...80 anal cancer cases per 100,000 people. Anal cancer is caused by the same strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer in women. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. 2 There are over 100 different types... Read more »
The Body PRO

HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

...known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, or CIN. It's well known that this is a lesion that has the potential to progress to cervical cancer. We have a pap smear screening system in place now, which is designed to detect the high-grade... Read more »
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Kill HIV with Photopheresis, Ultra-Violet Blood Irradiation (UBI) Therapies?

Posted by Jon316, 1 Reply
...I've read a little about Photopheresis and Ultra-Viole Blood Irradiation (UBI) therapies being performed by M.D.'s across the U.S., Europe, Russia and Germany. It seems that these procedures have been Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS are also particularly prone to developing various cancers, especially those caused by viruses such as Kaposi's sarcoma and cervical cancer, or cancers of the immune system known as lymphomas. These cancers are usually more aggressive and... Read more »

Cervical Cancer??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...because my doctor will need a new authorization. Has anyone had a similar circumstance? I'm scared that this could turn into cervical cancer while I'm awaiting the procedure. Any info would be greatly appreciated! The more I think about it, the... Read more »