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
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It makes for a grabby headline, but are gay men really more likely to develop cancer? A new study published in the journal Cancer found that gay men were nearly twice as likely to report a diagnosis of cancer than straight men. But why? The study did not answer that question.
Cancer Facts for Gay and Bisexual Men
Anal cancer in gay men or men having sex with men MSM has the appearance of being the next major health crisis within the gay community. This disease has been discussed for years within the medical community of the USA but up to this point has received very little press in either the queer or popular press. The reason for this is that the anus and the cervix are composed of similar tissues.
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.