Hey there Guys. Today I have seen a patient who was having difficulty opening his bowels and issues with ongoing anal pain. On examination he had a large lump at the opening of his anus highly suspicious sign of anal cancer. Today I thought it was important to talk about the symptoms of anal cancer and its higher rate of incidence within the gay male community. Early … [Read more...] about A Quick Guide To Anal Cancer
Hey there Guys, Today I came across a new study in the British Medical Journal that may have impact on reducing the risk of anal cancer in gay men. While the title "Effect of the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine in a subgroup of women with cervical and vulvar disease: retrospective pooled analysis of trial data" does not sound immediately relevant to gay … [Read more...] about Could HPV Vaccine Reduce Anal Cancer Risk Beyond The Age Of 21?
Hey there Guys, Today I wanted to share a bit of new research that is happening to help reduce the rates of anal cancers in men. Thankfully anal cancer is fairly rare however it's important for gay men to be aware about it, as the risk is nearly 35 times higher if you have had receptive anal sex and 70 times higher if you are HIV positive. The reason that gay men … [Read more...] about Could Anal Pap Smears Help Early Detection Of Anal Cancer?