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Understanding what is colon/colorectal cancer, how it is detected, and who is at risk.


In part one of our series, we followed Kansan Michele Longabaugh as she fought a diagnosis of Anal Cancer. We heard her story, watched her receive a CT scan to determine if the cancer has returned. In this part, we find out the results. Anal cancer has a stigma to it, because of where it is, and because it is many times it is a sexually transmitted disease. However, Michele had none of the risk factors. In this part, she reveals a portion of her on-line blog that she wrote in intimate detail.


Nearly two years ago, Michele Longabaugh was told she had anal cancer. Yet, she says, she had none of the risk factors. This is part one of a two-part series focusing on anal cancer and how one woman lives life four months at a time and copes with the stigma that comes with it. The four months is the length between her CT scans that will tell her if her cancer has returned. Michele agreed to do the story and has created an incredible and intimate blog that details her struggle with anal cancer. The blog address is:
When you access it, go to the archives and start at the beginning. It was and is Michele's way of coping with a disease that no one wants to talk about. Two parts to this story...this is part one. By the is her intimate blog that details all her feelings:


Dr. Garvie discusses the symptoms associated with anal cancer. For more on cancer visit

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cancer of the anal canal


On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, Tania talks about her experience of living with anal cancer, which is a rarer form of cancer. Tania talks about how she felt after being diagnosed, the difficulty she had finding other people who's been through the same thing, and her idea to start a blog about her journey.

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Rivi Litvin's life turned on its head one day when she found herself jaundiced. Further investigation revealed she had bile duct cancer. A long complicated surgery couldn't stop the surge of the cancer as it advanced to the liver. Rivi was given 6-12 months to live by her doctors at Cedars Sinai. Find out how 6 months after her diagnosis, Rivi is know cancer free, thanks to Hope4Cancer Institute alternative cancer treatments. Watch this fascinating story.