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Warning 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 »

anal cancer

hi nelsoni have read again and again about anal cancer cases on rise in gay men ...who are hiv... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Warns of Developing World Cancer "Tsunami"

Reuters examines the burden of cancer in developing countries, which receive "only about 5 percent of global resources for cancer," despite comprising "60 percent of last year's 7.6 million cancer deaths," experts say.A report on cancer, released... Read more »
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 »
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The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
There is a reason not to use a pcr rna for testing.
I had an oral exposure insertive and receptive with very little cum and caugt an std. I had almost none of the classic symptoms except thrush and swollen lymph nodes and within the first 2 weeks by... 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 »

Re: Warning from JS

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut, 3 Replies
Any Doctor who suggests that it takes 5.8 months for 95% of newly infected people to show antibodies (with a healthy immune system to begin with) is a mis-informed professional.

Don't assume that such a Doctor knows all there is to know about all... 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 »