Risk of anal cancer looms for those with HIV

Tim Nelson, Advocate Health Care eNews

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Bob says the first indication something was wrong was the blood he found when he used the restroom more than four years ago.

“I thought about going to the doctor, but bleeding stopped,” he says.

But then, a year later, it began again. This time, it didn’t go away.

“It got worse. It was constant. There was blood on my sheets, on my clothes,” Bob says. “I went to the doctor, had a colonoscopy. It turns out there was a cancerous growth in biopsy. It was anal cancer.” Read On