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Kaposi Sarcoma

An Overview of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Doxil)

LIP-oh-som-al dox-oh-ROO-bi-sin

Brand Name: Doxil Other Name(s): Adriablastin, Adriablastine, Adriamycin, Adriblastin, Caelyx, Clorhidrato de doxorrubicina liposómica, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Doxorubicin hydrochloride (liposomal), Doxorubicina, L...

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Anal Cancer

Rare Anal Cancer in National Spotlight

A recent TV special and other media coverage of actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer have placed the rare disease in the national spotlight.

Many cases of anal cancer are linked to certain types of the STD human papillomavirus, the cause...

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Anal Cancer

General Information About Anal Cancer

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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 bleedi...

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer Treatment Options by Stage

Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ) Stage I Anal Cancer Stage II Anal Cancer Stage IIIA Anal Cancer Stage IIIB Anal Cancer Stage IV Anal Cancer

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or...

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer Treatment Option Overview

Key Points

There are different types of treatment for patients with anal cancer. Three types of standard treatment are used:

Radiation Therapy

Having the human immunodeficiency virus can affect treatment of ...

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Anal Cancer

Stages of Anal Cancer

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After anal cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the anus or to other parts of the body. There are three ways that cancer spreads in the body. The following stages are used for anal c...

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Anal Cancer

The Papilloma Chronicles

Photo © by Russell McGonagle

1981 -- Los Angeles

The first sign that I was infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). I discovered several little bumps on my anus that turned out to be warts or anal chondyloma caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted ...

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Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer

About This Book

Chemotherapy and You is written for you -- someone who is about to receive or is now receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Your family, friends, and others close to you may also want to read this book.

This book is a guide you can refe...

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What Women With HIV Should Know About Menstruation and Aging


The Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV


HIV and Menopause

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Cardiovascular Risk

Management of Menopause

Symptom Management

Avoiding Long-Term Complicat...
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Severe Lower Back Pain associated w/ Neupogen Injections

Dear Dr. Salisbury, I am a 33 yr. old Mexican/Italian male w/ HIV and Karposis Sarcoma. Between Doxil infusions I must inject myself with Neupogen daily. I had my second dose of Neupogen, yesterday evening, around 6pm. It's 4am, the very next early m...