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American Cancer Society stresses the need for early detection, screening and prevention strategies, especially for at-risk communities.
WHO cautions about possible cancer risk, but experts say most people don’t need to worry.
However, lung cancer incidence among HIV-positive people has fallen over the past two decades.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Treating abnormal anal cell changes early can reduce the risk of progression to anal cancer in people living with HIV.
Suppression of hepatitis B virus with antiviral treatment lowered the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by 58%.
“People living with HIV shoulder an enormous burden of cancer,” said lead researcher Joseph Sparano, MD.
Bloody stools can be a sign of cancer, but not always.
Early and sustained antiretroviral treatment could help reduce the risk.
HIV-positive people with low CD4 counts have poorer survival after a cancer diagnosis.
Statin users were less likely to develop several types of cancer in a large study.
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