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PET for anal cancer: anal canal versus anal margin by Mark Levin Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:41am 1 Comment Anal canal cancer metastasize more to the iliac nodes and of anal margin go more to the inguinal nodes. A  recent review found that the accuracy of PET scan was poor for anal cancer even with palpable inguinal nodes. PET scan sensitivity was  50%, specificity = 72%, predictive value positive (PVP) = 50%, predictive value negative = 80%. 64% of ... Read on »
7 Common Anal Sex Myths DISPELLED! by Dan and Jennifer .. Health Maven Posted Thu 08 Mar 2012 12:00pm Anal sex  is one of the most misunderstood sex acts. Break through these well known myths and learn the real TRUTH about anal sex! It’s NOT what you think! A simple look around is enough to convince anybody that we’re living in an age where hygiene is better than ever. Anybody who follows the normal hygiene rules ought to have a clean anu ... Read on »
Advanced Anal Sex Prep That Will Make The Experience Incredible! by Dan and Jennifer .. Health Maven Posted Mon 09 Apr 2012 10:00am Anal sex is requires a lot of preparation to avoid messes. In order for anal sex to be a pleasurable and sensational experience, you need to take care of a set of extensive preparations beforehand. You don’t want any setbacks to interrupt you from achieving that, do you? This chapter will shed light on the details that, if forgotten, might rui ... Read on »
Anal Cancer- Can it be prevented? Lecture in Houston this Thurs June 21 by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 7:28pm Rates of anal cancer among gay and bisexual men are 35 times greater than the general population HIV+ men and women are 80 times more likely to have anal cancer. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ANAL CANCER IS POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE AND HIGHLY CURABLE. Come to hear Houston's Dr. Eric Haas speak about ways to detect and treat it early ... Read on »
BOWEL CANCER by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm * Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. * Age and health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. * Possible signs of colon cancer include a change in bowel habits or blood in the stool. * Tests that examine the rectum, rectal tissue, and blood are used to detec ... Read on »
Anal fistula by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm What is anal fistula? Anal fistulae originate from the anal glands, which are located between the two layers of the anal sphincters and which drain into the anal canal. If the outlet of these glands becomes blocked, an abscess can form which can eventually point to the skin surface. The tract formed by this process is the fistula. Definiti ... Read on »
Anal Cancers by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Anal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the anus. The anus is the end of the large intestine, below the rectum, through which stool (solid waste) leaves the body. Two sphincter muscles open and close the anal opening to let stool pass out of the body. The anal canal, the part of the anus between th ... Read on »
Erbitux for anal cancer by Mark Levin Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 3:05pm There is limited evidence for activity of irinotecana dn Erbitux for emtastatic squamous cell cancer of the anus. One is a case report of a a female patient with refractory anal cancer who achieved an excellent response to the combination of cetuximab and irinotecan after having failed single-agent irinotecan. The other is a report on 7 pati ... Read on »
Fecal Incontinence by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Or stool may leak from the rectum unexpectedly, sometimes while passing gas. More than 5.5 million Americans have fecal incontinence. It affects people of all ages—chil ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal Disorders by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Functional disorders Functional disorders are those in which the bowel looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the colon and rectum, and include constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The primary causes for functional disorders include: Eating a diet low in fiber Not ... Read on »