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Less frequent pap tests recommended  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Examiner.comHPV also causes genital and anal warts, as well as oral and anal cancer. The ACOG guidelines fall on the heels of new mammogram guidelines released by the ...

HIV Infection Increases Risk Of Developing Certain Cancers  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
The AIDS Beacon (blog)Two of the most common non-AIDS defining cancers are lung and anal cancer. Anal cancer is increasingly prevalent in the HIV community. ...

Health Advice: How Common Is Anal Cancer?  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
U.S. News & World ReportHow common is anal cancer in women, and how can I know if I'm at risk? Deborah K. Armstrong: Although anal cancer is a relatively rare cancer, the incidence ...

Farrah Fawcett leaves $6m but nothing for Ryan O'Neal  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎ Fawcett, who starred in the 1970s television series Charlie's Angels, died at the age of 62 after suffering from anal cancer for three years. ...

Confusion surrounds HPV vaccine for men  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Bay Area ReporterAmong HIV-negative gay men, the rate of anal cancer is "as high as cervical cancer in women before the introduction of Pap smears. ...

HPV Dangers – Dr Oz Examines the Human Papilloma Virus  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Best SyndicationThe virus is also responsible for 90 percent of all anal cancer, according to Oz. Adding to the confusion, there are more than 40 different strains of HPV ...

Precancerous anal lesions may be very common in some populations: protease ...  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
AidsmapTwo presentations at the EACS Conference in Cologne investigating anal cancer have found very different levels of the anal dysplasia (cellular changes) that ...

HPV Therapeutic Vaccine Works in an Early Trial  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎ HIV/AIDS Treatment NewsCurrently, two vaccines are approved in the United States to prevent infection with the strains of HPV that can cause cervical and anal cancer: Merck's ...

Topical Treatment Works Well for Anal Lesions  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎ HIV/AIDS Treatment NewsAnal lesions from human papillomavirus (HPV) infection are a precursor to anal cancer. They are remarkably common in men who have sex with men (MSM), ...

'Charlie's Angels' TV series to be remade  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎ was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and died in June this year. A two-hour documentary film "Farrah's Story" which captured her fight against cancer ...

Should boys get the HPV shot?  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Macleans.caIn an article published in Xtra in 2008, Sky Gilbert argued that Gardasil may benefit gay men: “If even one death from anal cancer can be prevented, ...

New EACS guidelines address co-morbidities and diseases of age  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
AidsmapCancer screening recommendations cover breast cancer in women aged 50-70, cervical cancer in sexually active women, anal cancer in gay men, ...

Suzanne Somers Clarifies Patrick Swayze Chemo Comments  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Post ChronicleFawcett lost her battle with anal cancer in June (09) after undergoing alternative medical treatment in Germany. Swayze died in September (09) following a ...

Prisoner: I Impregnated Kate G. & Octomom  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎ (blog)Farah Fawcett both gang-raped him at the same time while on a faris wheel and gave him anal cancer etc, and a whole lot of other even crazier things. ...

Xenomics files patent for new technology to test HPV  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
ReutersHPV, which includes about 100 different strains, causes warts as well as mouth, penile, and anal cancer. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease ...

New of the Weird: Scientists modify fruitfly brains  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
York Daily Record..."Anal-wart researcher" (visual inspection being the only way to detect anal cancer from the human papillomavirus) heads Popular Science magazine's second ...

Larry David's Jesus joke  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The Week MagazineThey make fun of Christ, Satan, cripples and even people with Anal Cancer. They also have our children saying words such as Hell, Damn, Bitch, Bastard, ...

What he would do to child killers  -  ‎Nov 1, 2009‎
Providence JournalA month ago, he died of anal cancer. Last year, when Croft heard about Caley Anthony's body being found in a Florida swamp in a trash bag, “I blew my top. ...

School board hopeful stirs controversy for UNC Senate  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Greeley Tribune...out a one-page flier addressing homosexuality — citing, in part, a 1982 study detailing extremely high rates of anal cancer among homosexual males. ...

Site 'proves' alternative choices are harmful  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The ExponentThe Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, on its Web site (, offers two surprisingly informative documents: One, “Top 10 Things Gay Men ...

Ryan O'Neal fears he may have caused Farrah Fawcett's cancer  -  07 Aug 2009
Melbourne Herald Sun...with Fawcett on and off for 20 years, has apparently convinced himself that his poor treatment of her contributed to her death from anal cancer on June 25.

O'Neal 'was jealous of Fawcett's cancer'  -  07 Aug 2009
Digital SpyRyan O'Neal's son has claimed that the actor was envious of the late Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer. Griffin O'Neal claims that

Coming Soon: The Farrah Diaries  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
E! Online...plans to publish a diary she kept that chronicles Fawcett's brave battle with anal cancer, which the '70s pinup lost on June 25 at the age of 62.

REPORT: Farrah Fawcett Leaves Fortune to Troubled Son, Not Ryan O'Neal  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
FOXNewsThe paper says she wrote her last will in 2007 after she learned her anal cancer had recurred and spread to her liver. Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal had a 15-year

ARV Therapy of Little Benefit in Preventing Anal Cancer  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎ HIV/AIDS Treatment NewsARV therapy may not afford much protection against anal cancer among HIV-positive people, according to sobering study results reported Wednesday

New Therapies for GI Cancers Fall Short  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription)In 2009 colorectal cancer will cause nearly 50 000 deaths and anal cancer another 710 in the United States. The overall lifetime risk in the United States

AIDS patients face higher risk of HPV-related cancers as ...  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
EurekAlert (press release)...antiretroviral therapy was introduced) through 2004, a low CD4 T-cell count was associated with an increased risk of invasive anal cancer among men.

Healthy Outlook — The cancer that Farrah Fawcett had  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Frederick News Post (subscription)Fawcett had anal cancer. The American Cancer Society said that this year 5290 new cases will be diagnosed and there will be 710 deaths from anal cancer.

The truth about HPV  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Examiner.comInfection with HPV can cause cervical cancer, anal cancer, and other cancers in the genital area. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HPV.

Emmy Snubs and Surprises for 2009 - Farrah Fawcett Nominated  -  ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
National LedgerFawcett's death at the age of 62 from anal cancer pulled heartstrings around the world. "I know that she would be so, so happy. This was so important to her

Your help is needed by the LGBT Cancer Network  -  ‎Jul 16, 2009‎
ChicagoNowI'm sure that you're aware that Farrah Fawcett recently passed away, but did you know that she died from anal cancer? Unfortunately this type of cancer is

O'Neal Talks of Fawcett's Final Moments  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
PopeaterRyan O'Neal, who was with his longtime partner Farrah Fawcett when she passed away at the age of 62 after battling anal cancer, sits down for the first time

Hemorrhoids are readily treatable  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Great Falls TribuneThere are other maladies, some much more serious (eg anal fistulas) and others lethal (eg anal cancer) which mimic hemorrhoids. Your doctor accurately can

Entertainment Buzz  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
London Free Press11 -- less than two months after Fawcett succumbed to anal cancer on June 25. The book is thought to be the first insider's look at Fawcett's illness.

Cancer Rates Are Lower, but Still Present at Higher CD4 Levels  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎ HIV/AIDS Treatment NewsThis is particularly true of anal cancer and cancers of the head, neck and throat. Studies thus far, however, have not broken down the CD4 ranges of people

Michael Jackson family says concert plans too much for him  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
Washington PostLove and Friendship," by Alana Stewart, will come out on August 11 -- less than two months after Fawcett succumbed to anal cancer on June 25.

Immunosuppression Linked to HPV-Related Cancers in AIDS Patients  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
MedPage TodayLow CD4 T-cell count at the time of AIDS onset predicted significantly higher risk of invasive anal cancer among men (P=0.006) and a trend for higher risk

Don't crush hope with callous and cruel words  -  ‎Jul 12, 2009‎
Irish IndependentHopefully, the same will now happen with the focus on Farrah's anal cancer. For both Farrah and Jade and their families, it may have provided a focus on

Is Green Tea Really an Anti-Cancer Miracle?  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Stop Aging NowGreen tea is also active against human papilloma virus (HPV) a sexually transmitted virus associated with cervical and anal cancer and warts.

Like Farrah Fawcett, Ethan Zohn seeks to inspire others who are ...  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Examiner.comOn May 15, 2009, NBC TV aired a two-hour documentary, Farrah's Story, that chronicled Fawcett's two-and-a half year fight against anal cancer.

New health benefits research results on folate, xylitol, and krill oil  -  ‎Jul 18, 2009‎
Examiner.comAccording to the Lee Swanson Research Update article, "Anal cancer will affect about 5300 people in the United States this year. On the other hand,

Some further details on the cancer story  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Western StarIn fact, males can also develop HPV-related diseases such as genital warts, penile cancer and anal cancer. I would also like to mention that the HPV vaccine

Patrick Swayze Cancer Update  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
CMRThis comes just after Farrah Fawcett's death from anal cancer. Share This Story These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and

Daisy Lowe's cervical cancer scare  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
Gaea TimesShe had allowed the camera's to capture her battle with anal cancer after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2006.yan has revealed that the documentary

The NHS and business intelligence: towards true world class ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
bjhcimHe is national principal investigator of the largest world-wide trials of chemo-radiotherapy for Anal Cancer and Intra-Hepatic Chemotherapy.

What Is Radiotherapy? What Is Radiation Therapy?  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Medical News Today...non-small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer, anal cancer, and prostate cancer. Highly radioresistant cancer cells - these require a very high dose.

Worldwide Cancer Support Group Launches on Twitter, by US Based ...  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎ (press release)I was diagnosed with anal cancer. Being a private individual it was intrusive and humiliating.�? Followed by,�? It is nice that this is being discussed in an

Comments more risky than many think  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
The Daily Collegian OnlineBut as an editor, I realize there can be a heavy price to pay for the privilege of allowing readers to make jokes about Farrah Fawcett's anal cancer.

Gatti, Like MJ And McNair, Left Us Too Soon  -  ‎Jul 11, 2009‎
The Sweet Science...years removed from her Charlie's Angels heyday, inspired us with her brave refusal to yield without a fight to the ravaging effects of anal cancer.

Overturning our social equilibrium  -  ‎Jul 12, 2009‎
Express BuzzThe risk of anal cancer soars to an astounding 4000 per cent for those engaging in anal intercourse compared to those who don't, and it doubles again for

Haley: Is timing everything?  -  ‎Jul 12, 2009‎
Denver PostHer painful battle with anal cancer, detailed in the documentary, "Farrah's Story," helped push the disease out of the shadows. She died quietly on June 25.

Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols Wedding Cancelled At Altar  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
Gaea TimesFawcett died aged 62 at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, after losing a two-and-a-half year battle with anal cancer.

Piano Man Feels Peaked, Cancels Shows  -  ‎Jul 26, 2009‎
PopeaterThe 'Charlie's Angels' starlet has been battling anal cancer since 2006. Country star Keith Anderson was forced to stay quiet for three weeks while

Michael Jackson family says concert plans too much for him  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
Washington PostLove and Friendship," by Alana Stewart, will come out on August 11 -- less than two months after Fawcett succumbed to anal cancer on June 25.

Meryl Streep and co-star Stanley Tucci quarrel 'like married people'  -  ‎Jul 26, 2009‎
Gaea TimesThe two, who have been together since 1982, have never sealed their union with marriage, and now that Fawcett, 62, is fighting anal cancer, which has spread

Homophobic Prof OUT at NYU Law School  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Daily Kos...fecal waste, viruses carried by sperm and blood thus congregate, with adverse health implications like 'gay bowel syndrome', anal cancer.

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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. Diagnosis is by colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, with many cases also requiring chemotherapy.

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