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The most common types of cancer among men in the us are skin, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. Some younger men might be at risk of testicular cancer and hodgkin lymphoma. Some gay men, especially those who are hiv positive, might have a higher risk of anal cancer. 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. gay and bisexual men are at significant risk for developing anal cancer, and testing them for the disease would save many lives, says a new study in the american journal of medicine. Anal cancer, hiv, and gaybisexual men by liz margolies, lcsw, and bill goeren, lcsw hiv-positive msm are 40 times more likely to be diagnosed with anal cancer. Gay men experience rates of anal cancer of up to 20 fold higher than the general population. 17 18 for hiv-positive gay men, the risk is further elevated. , reported an incidence of 22100,000 cases per year of anal cancer among gay men with hiv in the period before 1996, increasing to 78100,000 per year in reports published after this date. sexually transmitted diseases (stds) have been rising among gay and bisexual men, with increases in syphilis being seen across the country. In 2014, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 83 of primary and secondary syphilis cases where sex of sex partner was known in the united states. Most anal cancers (80) are diagnosed in people who are over age 60. However, after age 50, anal cancer is slightly more common in women. Anal cancer an insidious and growing concern among people living with hiv, predominantly gay and bisexual men. Symptoms can start out subtly at first, often with itching around the anus, much like the itching one might associate with hemorrhoids. Human papillomavirus (hpv) causes a variety of anogenital cancers and is considered the primary cause of anal canal cancer 1, 2. Anal cancer is a rare disease a total of 4650 diagnoses of anal carcinoma and 690 deaths were expected in the united states in 2007, with approximately 40 of the diagnoses and deaths being expected to occur in men. purpose prostate cancer in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbm) is an emerging medical and public health concern. The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature on prostate cancer in gbm, including its epidemiology, clinical studies, and anecdotal reports.