Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (03-4-2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer Rates Appear to Be On the Rise in the U.S. (05-6-2013)

The number of people in the United States with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal, the opening... Continue Reading

Anal Cancer on the Rise in Men with HIV (10-15-2012)

Nearly one-third of men with anal cancer have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal,... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine Reducing Infection among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated (07-16-2012)

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is reducing infections of virus strains associated with genital warts and cancer, even among those who remain unvaccinated, according to the results of a study published in Pediatrics. HPV is the most common sexually... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

HPV Vaccine May Prevent Anal Cancer (09-14-2011)

Cervarix® (human papillomavirus bivalent [types 16 and 18] recombinant vaccine), an FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer, may also help prevent anal cancer. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Human papillomaviruses... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Immunosuppression Increases Risk of HPV-related Cancers in AIDS Patients (08-20-2009)

The risk of HPV-related cancers is elevated among AIDS patients. This risk continues to increase as patients’ immune systems become more compromised, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.[1] Human... Continue Reading