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A good friend has said that he has been diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer of middle aggressiveness and is undergoing radiation theraphy.

His wife had cervical cancer 20 years ago, and after a five year battle, she died.

On going onto a site a few days ago with information posted from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, they stated there is a connection with HPV and penal and anal cancers.

Is there further information on this matter?

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replied February 4th, 2008
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Would certainly like to know if anyone else on the board has any info. This is a great question....
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replied February 4th, 2008
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Yes, this can be true. Anal cancer can also be linked to HPV. So far, cancers in men caused by HPV are considered rare.
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replied February 4th, 2008
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YES, HPV is linked to certain male cancers..

PROSTATE cancer is not one of them.
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replied February 4th, 2008
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Carifairy wrote:
YES, HPV is linked to certain male cancers..

PROSTATE cancer is not one of them.


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replied February 4th, 2008
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Penal cancers. Are there other penal cancers than prostrate cancer?

I am just trying to learn about this as my friend is in the middle of this whole ordeal.
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replied February 4th, 2008
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Thanks Ingi
I read that.

Also searched for Penal diseases and HPV.

The University of Wisconsin Health Services state that while it is heard of and has been found as a result of HPV, it is not nearly as common as the cervical cancer diseases that are caused by HPV.

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta on HPV and Men With HPV Exposure, state that yes men can contract penal and anal cancers while it is rare. The best policy is to avoid multiple partners . Men at the highest risk are those with weakened immune systems (HIV).

I believe there is a strong connection with HPV with the high risk types that cause cervical cancer in women, and, likewise, penal cancers in their partners. It may be rare, but, it is after all a virus. A virus can be passed around and who is more exposed than your partner?
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replied February 5th, 2008
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Most infections with high-risk HPV types do not lead to cancer because the immune system is able to remove the virus before it causes problems. When it does occur, cancer takes time to develop. It usually takes 5 years to 10 years, or even more, for cancer to develop.
Infection with "high risk" types of HPV may lead to cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, or penis.
Penile cancer is extremely rare, especially in circumcised men and affects about 1 in every 100,000 men.
Anal cancer is very rare cancer, too, especially in men with healthy immune systems and people with HIV infections are more likely to develop it.
Some experts are trying to learn whether Pap smears of the anus might help protect men from developing anal cancer.
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replied February 5th, 2008
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There are also some studies that suggest that HPVs may play a role in developing some cancers of the oropharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils)
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replied February 5th, 2008
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When we have been diagnosed with HPV with the high risk types, does our body integrate the HPV into our DNA which is ever changing into something new and evolving into making us immune or susceptible to carrying the HPV for the rest of our lives?

If only 1 man in 100,000 develops penile cancer, it seems to be a pretty low risk. From the data that I have read, it says that men from Africa and South America are shown to have more risk than the rest of the population.

To build up a strong antibody level to HPV or any other viral threat, is it the same as being super sensitive to an allergy, i.e., bee sting? If you are stung, your body goes overboard to try to protect you by it's reaction. You can actually die from this over-reaction.
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