Gay men more suseptable to anal cancer
HPV risk is increased by having anal sex and having many sex partners. Smoking also increases your risk for this cancer. Another risk factor is a weak immune system because of HIV infection or other factors. You can help reduce your risk of anal cancer by not having many sex partners and using condoms. Quitting smoking can also help lower your risk of anal cancer and many other cancers. Condoms will not always protect against HPV, because HPV can be passed by skin-to-skin contact with any area of the body, such as skin of the genital or anal area not covered by the condom.
Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men
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The Los Angeles Times calls anal cancer "the next big crisis" for the gay community. According to the American Cancer Society, the future looks grim. The study shows that anal cancer comes from the sexually transmitted virus HPV. What it doesn't mention is why the gay community is so susceptible to contracting HPV. Perhaps the answer is too politically incorrect for the L.
Study: Gay Men Are Twice as Likely to Have Cancer
In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men MSM , the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually 1. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a standardized screening protocol for anal cancer does not yet exist.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men often get other STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. Some types of HPV can cause genital and anal warts and some can lead to the development of anal and oral cancers. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are 17 times more likely to get anal cancer than heterosexual men.