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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 »
Anal cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Anal cancer The anus is the name for the muscular area at the very end of the large bowel. It is the muscle which opens and closes to control bowel movements, and is where the bowel opens to the outside of the body. This muscle is also called a sphincter. The most common type of anal cancer is squamous cell. Other rarer types are ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Canine anal cancer by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Sun 27 Feb 2011 12:55am Canine anal cancer can attack your dog too, so please be careful with this .  Dog Anal Perianal Gland  , can observe to tiny holes that meet two small glands in the internal part of the anus, which produce a lumpy, gray, smelly liquid. The glands empty out naturally with the pressure of fecal material when the animal evacuates. ... Read on »
Anal cancer is one of the top cancers in HIV by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 May 2010 12:00am The top two cancers are HPV related The rates of anal cancer in HIV have increased as we live longer. Read on »
Clinical Trial Shows Potential Benefit of HPV Vaccine for Anal Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted Sat 10 Sep 2011 10:13pm Clinical Trial Shows Potential Benefit of HPV Vaccine for Anal Cancer A vaccine used to prevent viral infections that cause cervical cancer also prevents similar infections of the anus that could eventually lead to anal cancer . The vaccine, Cervarix , protects women against infection with the two types of hum ... Read on »
Screening for Anal Cancer and the World’s Worst Job by Paul Sax Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:47am In Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care, we published a simple case:  Clinically stable HIV+ gay man, on HIV treatment; anal pap comes back with “atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance” (ASCUS). What to do with this result?  Two experts weighed in , Howard Libman and Joel Gallant.  In Howard’s thoughtful response, he acknowledges ... Read on »
Heterosexual women and the HPV virus and anal cancer! by ms.asswhisperer Posted Sat 13 Nov 2010 3:59pm Hi:  I'm new to this blog but I want to share that I am on a mission to increase awareness of anal cancer.  MOST BOTHERSOME IS THAT THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY IS DOING A DIS-SERVICE TO HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 30 THAT HAVE SHOWED HPV ON THEIR CERVICAL PAPS.  WE NEED TO BE TOLD TO GET AN ANAL PAP SMEAR!  I just happened to get hemorrhoi ... Read on »