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Warning Signs Of Anal Cancer

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Ask the Experts

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
...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 anal cancers arise... Read more »

Anal Cancer Testing for HIV+HPV Infection

Ok, Inspired by the recent publicity of Farrah Fawcett's current cancer struggle. One doctor on... Read more »

Anal cancer risk factors

I was recently diagnosed with anal cancer. I'm curious which risk factor was more important: the... Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...anus, bleeding from the rectum and anus, anal itching, pain or pressure around the anus, and anal sores that do not heal. 5 Cancer of the anus, like that of the cervix, develops slowly, beginning with minor cell changes. For women, a simple... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer Increasing Among People Living With HIV

...infections are more common than cervical HPV infections among HIV-positive women. 8 About 10% of HIV-positive women have pre-cancer of the anus. 9 The rate of anal cancer is seven times higher for HIV-positive women compared with... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

FDA Advisory Committee Supports Approval of Gardasil for Prevention of Anal Cancer and AIN in Both Men and Women

...and women because anal cancer affects both men and women and the disease is similar in both genders. Up to 90 percent of anal cancers are caused by HPV, with HPV 16 and 18 causing approximately 80 percent of those cases. Read more »
Project Inform

Screening for Anal Cancer Better Defined but More Study Is Needed

... Cases of anal cancer are on the rise in people living with HIV. Part of this is due to more attention being paid to the condition and people with Read more »
Connect With Others

A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

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 »