Relationship between HIV and Cancer

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    Aug 14, 2010 11:56 PM GMT
    I just thought I would inform you that since becoming HIV positive I began having pain in my right testicle. 7 years later it turned into Cancer and spread to my liver. Doctor's cannot admit it but, there is a relationship between these two diseases. I was also a heavy drinker during that time however, cancer does not run in my family. My STRONG suggestion is to ask your doctors to test your markers on occasion because if it spreads your life will become hell.
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    I'd love to see a single piece of evidence you might have that the HIV virus can "turn into" testicular cancer...

    Also cancer is a sporadic disease...it doesn't have to "run in your family''
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI'd love to see a single piece of evidence you might have that the HIV virus can "turn into" testicular cancer...

    Also cancer is a sporadic disease...it doesn't have to "run in your family''


    Countless aquantances with HIV... I got my proof directly from AIDS SERVICES FOUNDATION whom have witnessed these coinky dinks over the last few years. They are coming down with lung cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma is the most popular one with HIV positive patients.
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    Some cancers are triggered by viruses, and HIV attacks and weakens the immune system. Researches have identified a direct link between HIV and some cancers:

    http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/docs/doh-9532.pdf

    I've heard that for years. Sorry you had to deal with that. Make sure you take care of yourself! And for god sakes don't smoke or drink too much, you have to become basically a mormon l-P
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I think the OP meant that whatever was causing the pain in his testicle 'turned into' cancer... Or more likely was found to be malignant... Probably later than it could or should have been found?!

    Family history of certain types of cancer is a well known factor contributing to an increased risk of cancer in any given individual. HIV infection is also known to substantially increase the risk of certain types of cancer (KS, anal and cervical cancer, and certain lymphomas), although testicular cancer is not typically identified as one.
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    Are you a hypochondriac?
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidAre you a hypochondriac?


    I wish I could go back to the days when that was all I was. I've had to fight two major diseases now and cancer was the hardest fight I ever went through. I had to work while going through it and it hurt my body quite a bit.
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    I do have to add though that those that I knew that were fighting cancer the same time I was have also recovered from it... So it is remarkable how far science has come. Cancer is such a nasty disease though and it is the silent killer like they say. Which again is why I feel it is important to have your markers tested every so often if you are HIV positive. It doesn't cost the lab much extra money when they are already taking blood from you. I knew a guy that lost both his testicles which is even more frightening. My cancer did start off as an infection that my HIV doctor's believe was HIV related. Without trials though, it makes it hard for them to bring it up.
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Any virus that inserts its genome into yours can potentially cause cancer. If you are already at risk for cancer and/or have the "markers" the OP talks about, and have an intense immuno-comrpomising infection, your body's natural ability to fight/respond to a cancerous growth is decreased.
    More studies will need to be done before scientists, let alone the CDC or WHO, will express a positive correlation between HIV and cancer. Both diseases simply aren't understood well enough.
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    Aug 15, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Testicular cancer (also referred to as testicular germ cell tumors or GCTs) is the most common solid malignancy in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years in the general population.

    Studies assessing cancer incidence demonstrate that HIV-positive men are 1.4 to 8.2 times more likely to develop testicular cancer, though another study failed to show significantly increased incidence.

    While no viral oncogene has been implicated in HIV-associated testicular cancer, viruses such as mumps orchitis, HPV, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human endogenous retrovirus K10 are associated with testicular cancer in HIV-negative men and may be involved in development of testicular cancer in the HIV-positive population.

    One large study reported a modest association between incidence of seminoma GCT and immunosuppression. However, another analysis showed that HIV-positive patients with seminoma appeared to have preserved immune systems.

    In few words; there is a possibility that HIV patients are more prone to develop testicular cancer, in evidence base medicine.
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:23 AM GMT
    BronxvilleNY38 saidTesticular cancer (also referred to as testicular germ cell tumors or GCTs) is the most common solid malignancy in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years in the general population.

    Studies assessing cancer incidence demonstrate that HIV-positive men are 1.4 to 8.2 times more likely to develop testicular cancer, though another study failed to show significantly increased incidence.

    While no viral oncogene has been implicated in HIV-associated testicular cancer, viruses such as mumps orchitis, HPV, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human endogenous retrovirus K10 are associated with testicular cancer in HIV-negative men and may be involved in development of testicular cancer in the HIV-positive population.

    One large study reported a modest association between incidence of seminoma GCT and immunosuppression. However, another analysis showed that HIV-positive patients with seminoma appeared to have preserved immune systems.

    In few words; there is a possibility that HIV patients are more prone to develop testicular cancer, in evidence base medicine.


    Can you cite the evidence presented above?
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    Aug 15, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
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    BronxvilleNY38 saidTesticular cancer (also referred to as testicular germ cell tumors or GCTs) is the most common solid malignancy in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years in the general population.

    Studies assessing cancer incidence demonstrate that HIV-positive men are 1.4 to 8.2 times more likely to develop testicular cancer, though another study failed to show significantly increased incidence.

    While no viral oncogene has been implicated in HIV-associated testicular cancer, viruses such as mumps orchitis, HPV, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human endogenous retrovirus K10 are associated with testicular cancer in HIV-negative men and may be involved in development of testicular cancer in the HIV-positive population.

    One large study reported a modest association between incidence of seminoma GCT and immunosuppression. However, another analysis showed that HIV-positive patients with seminoma appeared to have preserved immune systems.

    In few words; there is a possibility that HIV patients are more prone to develop testicular cancer, in evidence base medicine.


    Can you cite the evidence presented above?


    Don't chase him away... I have honestly witnessed these things. I know science is far behind it but, PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW... They already suppose one third of the population will have cancer and not even know it becuuse their immune systems fight it... Not with us. This THING is real and it is out to tear us to shreds.
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    Aug 15, 2010 9:41 AM GMT
    BronxvilleNY38 saidTesticular cancer (also referred to as testicular germ cell tumors or GCTs) is the most common solid malignancy in men between the ages of 15 and 34 years in the general population.

    Studies assessing cancer incidence demonstrate that HIV-positive men are 1.4 to 8.2 times more likely to develop testicular cancer, though another study failed to show significantly increased incidence.

    While no viral oncogene has been implicated in HIV-associated testicular cancer, viruses such as mumps orchitis, HPV, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human endogenous retrovirus K10 are associated with testicular cancer in HIV-negative men and may be involved in development of testicular cancer in the HIV-positive population.

    One large study reported a modest association between incidence of seminoma GCT and immunosuppression. However, another analysis showed that HIV-positive patients with seminoma appeared to have preserved immune systems.

    In few words; there is a possibility that HIV patients are more prone to develop testicular cancer, in evidence base medicine.


    Yup, the Virus DOES lead to an increased risk of cancers.. thats common knowledge in the medical field... now they may not know which viruses all the time, but all the viruses that may exist in this world, we know of may 1 googleplexeth of them all .... thats like 0.000000 ....(a google zeroes)...001 of all the viruses in the world... in fact its a highly plausible theory that ALL cancers are actually caused by viruses.. its entirely medically scientifically possible, we just ould never know everything icon_sad.gif