Anal Sex After Treatment for Anal Cancer
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
I received chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer in 2006. As a gay man, is it safe to resume anal intercourse?
Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, responds:
I don't see any reason why someone would not be able to engage in anal receptive intercourse with the following stipulations:
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