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August 11, 2009

Anal Cancer Survival Similar in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative People

"HIV-positive people diagnosed with anal cancer have a survival rate similar to their HIV-negative counterparts, according to a study published August 15 in the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

"The rates of some non-AIDS-related malignancies, particularly anal cancer, are higher in people with HIV than in their HIV-negative counterparts. What’s more, the number of people with HIV diagnosed with anal cancer each year has grown, rather than decreased, since the introduction of potent antiretroviral therapy."

Read more in POZ, August 10, 2009.


causes of anal cancer said...

Anal cancer is found in rare case. It affects to both male and female. Those who are consented to anal intercourse and with with depleted immune systems are more prone to this cancer. One should avoid smoking. If anyone observes symptoms of it, should consult doctor immediately.