How can regular checkups help me avoid AIDS-related cancers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), regular medical checkups can help you detect AIDS-related cancers in their early stages or, in the case of cervical and anal cancers, even before they start. For women, regular Pap tests can catch abnormal cell growths before they turn into cervical cancer. Anal Pap tests can likewise detect precancerous growths before they become anal cancer; men who have had sex with men may benefit the most from anal Pap tests.

Continue Learning about AIDS-Related Cancers

what do i need to know about caring for someone with aids-related cancer ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
If someone you care for has AIDS-related cancer, they may face complex, lengthy, and possibly diffic...
More Answers
how are aids-related cancers diagnosed ?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Doctors use different tests to diagnose different AIDS-related cancers. For example:Lymphoma may req...
More Answers
what are the treatment options for aids-related cancers ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
If you have AIDS-related cancer, take medication to fight the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) whi...
More Answers
can treating hiv reduce the rate of aids-related cancers ?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
The widespread use of anti-HIV medication has slowed the rate of some AIDS-related cancers, but not ...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.