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Signs Of Anal Cancer

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What are the warning signs of anal cancer?

Hi Dr. Bruce, Could you tell me, what would be some warning signs of anal cancer? I occasionally have a little blood in my stools. What would you advise? Thank you,Concerned...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal cancer can indeed present at change in bowel habit; blood in stool, pain with bowel movements, lump or bump in the area, and so on. Most anal cancers in HIV'ers are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV); HPV causes anal warts. Many... Read more »

Are anal warts a sign of HIV infection?

Hello, Dr. Feinberg. I've had several HIV tests, and all have come up negative. However, I... 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... Read more »
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National Cancer Institute

General Information About Anal Cancer

Key Points Anal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the anus. Being infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) can affect the risk of developing anal cancer. Possible signs of anal cancer include... Read more »
TheBody.com

Women Living With HIV/AIDS Encouraged to Be Tested for Anal Cancer

While anal cancer is widely associated with HIV-positive men who have sex with men, a recent study is highlighting how women living with HIV/AIDS are impacted by the disease as well. Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Farrah Fawcett's Anal Cancer: Fighting the Stigma

Because she went public with her battle against anal cancer, doctors are hopeful that Farrah Fawcett's legacy will be an increased awareness of the illness and an end to the stigma that surrounds it. The actress and 1970s sex symbol died of the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Ask the Doctor: What Is HIV-Related Anal Cancer?

Every month HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually... 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 »

Penile Thush - is thsi a sign ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have posted on this BB before (Fingering and touching Anus) and got some relief from the immense stress that I was going through. One of the main reasons is guilt. I am married and with children and have been faithful since we were married 11... 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 »

Brief anal dipping with precum, no ejaculation, whats my chances?

Posted by mcclean1993, 1 Reply
Around 5 weeks ago I had my first gay dipping encounter as the receptive bottom. Regretfully there was no condom usage, only mild dipping on his part with the tip of his penis but he did have precum. After around 20 seconds or less I said to stop... Read more »