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Fawcett’s death spotlights a rare cancer

Posted on Jul 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

Experts: High-profile case may erase one of few remaining medical stigmasupdated 6:58 p.m. ET, Wed., July 1, 2009 ATLANTA – In a perverse twist of medical fate, Farrah Fawcett has become the poster girl for anal cancer, a rare disease often linked to a sexually transmitted virus. Before her death last week, at age 62, the actress had come to terms with the illness and agreed to have her suffering and treatment chronicled for a television documentary. “She knew that she had the kind of anal cancer that she wasn’t going to ultimately overcome, and decided to leave as much of...

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