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What Is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Anal Cancer Liver Cancer Lung Cancer Conclusion

What Is Cancer?

Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can get in t...

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Anal paps aren't indicated for everyone, but are becoming part of routine care for certain populations. Do you need them?

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer and HPV: What Do Gay Men Need to Know?

Most often, anal cancer is caused by the stunningly common human papillomavirus (HPV). MSM are more likely to get anal HPV than men who only have sex with women. If you add HIV, the infection risk goes up further.

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Anal Cancer

Using What's in Your Underwear Drawer to Talk About Anal Cancer

You probably don't think about people in their underwear when you think about cancer, but the National LGBT Cancer Network will change that with its Behind Closed Drawers campaign.

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Personal Stories

Conquering Cancer

Self pity is not an option for me. When it comes to AIDS, I accept it and then I do whatever's in my power to control and defeat it.

-- Shirlene Cooper, 51 HIV/AIDS housing activist Diagnosed with HIV in 1997

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Cancer and HIV

Which Cancers Affect People With HIV? Does HIV Increase the Risk of Cancer? Is Cancer a Sign of Accelerated Aging in People With HIV? How Can People With HIV Reduce Their Risk of Cancer? For More Information

Which Cancers Affect People Wit...

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: The Point of No Return -- A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"The problem is, the cold, hard facts about anal cance don't really tell the story of how this affects someone's life both physically and mentally."

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: How Much Can One Man Take? A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"One way or another he had to overcome the cancer and at least this hospital was the best in the country; he had to have faith in them."

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: One Blow After Another -- A Blog Entry by Dave R.

Cancer is a curious thing nobody knows what the cause is, though some pretend they do. It's like some hidden assassin, waiting to strike at you.

-- W.H. Auden

2011 Bureaucratic Injustice

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer: The Lead-Up -- A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"In 2013, the "C" word is still taboo for many people. Very few diseases inspire such a gut-wrenching fear for the future and nobody can put themselves in the shoes of someone who's just heard that they have cancer; no one."