KOMMONSENTSJANE – Anal Cancer: the new ‘gay’ and female epidemic. Fellowship of the Minds.

Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

People never learn. They always think they can play with fire and not get burned.

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Fellowship of the Minds

There are consequences to behaviors.

One of the consequences of anal sex is anal cancer.

Last September, The Conversation (which describes itself as “academic rigor, journalistic flair) reported on an “anal cancer epidemic” among gay and bisexual men.

According to the American Cancer Society, although anal cancer is fairly rare – much less common than cancer of the colon or rectum — the number of new anal cancer cases has been rising for many years. It is estimated there will be 8,580 new anal cancer cases in 2018. In the absence of national screening recommendations, more than 50% of these individuals will be diagnosed at stage III or IV, when five-year survival is less than 40%. In other words, this is a major public health concern.

The Conversation identified two risk factors:

(1) Being HIV-positive, the virus that leads to AIDS:

Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual…

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