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Farrah Fawcett, best known for her role on the 70’s hit Charlie’s Angels TV show, died of anal cancer on April 6, 2009 after a 3 year struggle. She was 62 years old. Farrah received cancer treatment in Germany, but that treatment did not prevent the cancer from spreading to her liver.
Farrah Fawcett documented her fight against cancer with video. What started out as just bringing a camera to the doctor’s office to record what was going on, became an intimate portrayal of her fight to live. Her best friend Alana Stewart was with Farrah throughout her battle. Alana explains on camera her involvement with Farrah and followed up with a book, My Journey with Farrah.
About Anal Cancer
Anal cancer starts as a malignancy in the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum.
The survival rate for anal cancer is fairly high. There are roughly 5,000 new cases of anal cancer in the U.S. per year, of which nearly 90% have some form of recovery. The five-year survival rate is 60% for men and 71% for women. The bad news is that anal cancer is predicted to be on the rise.
Like most cancers, early detection is a contributing factor in cancer survival. Approximately half of all anal cancer cases are diagnosed before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. In this stage of detection, the five year survival rate is over 80%.
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Week Eighty One.
Kicking Cancer in the Butt
Cancer has the ability to make the best of us panic stricken and fearful or it can become the turning point in our lives, helping us to transform into courageous, grateful, and more alive spiritual beings. Specifically, this book is about the type of cancer I was diagnosed with which is cloacogenic carcinoma; however, many of the ideas and suggestions will apply to the various types of anal and rectal cancer, as well as all other forms of cancer. Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor or nurse. The suggestions in this book are from my experience (and those of my online friends from BlogForACure.com) and what’s worked well for us. I’ve written the book in three parts – Before, During, and After – so you can jump ahead to whatever stage is applicable to your situation. This book is also written for your friends and family to help them know how to support you (if you’re the one with the cancer diagnosis).
Anal cancer is not always apparent in its early stages.
Diagnosis and Survival
Lymph nodes are where the cancer typically spreads which reduces the five year survival rate by 60% About a third of all anal cancer cases are caught at this stage. From the lymph nodes, cancer usually spreads to other organs distant from the original anal cancer.
When the cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stage, five-year survival is 82%. If the cancer has spread to surrounding lymph nodes, the five year survival drops to 60%. And when it has spread to bodily organs, about one in five patients lives for five years or more or approximately 19% survival rate.
Are you at Risk for Anal Cancer?
Most anal cancers occur in people over 50 with women slightly more likely to get it than men. However, for the under 50 age group, more men get anal cancer than women.
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