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Farrah Fawcett -- Grim Reports

6/24/2009 9:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett is reportedly close to death.

Numerous reports have surfaced that family members are gathering for their final goodbyes.

Farrah's health has been deteriorating ever since she was diagnosed with anal cancer three years ago.

We just spoke to Farrah's rep, who would only tell us, "She continues to be treated for her condition."

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john    

if her and ryan get married are they going on a honeymoon. will he do her in the ass????

1846 days ago
47.

dee    

What is wrong with some people? Farrah has the rare anal Cancer. No one has said she has HPV or HIV/AIDs and it was not caused by ANY kind of sex. No wonder people are in denial and wait too late to get care when people are assuming all kinds of nasty stuff. Let the lady die in peace!

1846 days ago
48.

john    

i guess she liked it in the ass.

1846 days ago
49.

blues fan    

Thank you Jenny..maybe her cancer was from anal sex, maybe not -- prett much all Americans do lots of things that put themselves at risk for one kind of cancer or another (drinking, smoking, eating a diet that's loaded with animal products, filling their environments with all kinds of chemicals that the human body was never meant to process, etc, etc, etc, etc,). For now can we just focus on the fact that she has millions of fans who are sorry for her suffering and wish her peace?? I for one will never forget watching her in "The Burning Bed", a great performance that enlightened many people about domestic violence.

1846 days ago
50.

amsjl    

#8: 85% of anal cancer patients got it from getting HPV. But that means 15% did not. Since over 5000 people get diagnosed with it every single year, that means over 700 did NOT have HPV. Also, wearing a condom by no means prevents the spread of HPV. Roughly 30% of the time its still passed from person to person, there just isnt enough skin protection to fully prevent the spread. This is exactly why the disease is so common. The only way to prevent HPV is complete and total abstinence, not even a simple kiss, and both people have to have lived that way to be 100% sure they wont get it. Not great odds- Its estimated roughly 75% of the sexually active population has it, whether they know it not.

Bottom line, dont be so harsh.

1846 days ago
51.

hahahaha!    

-Not saying Farrah does have HPV .. but it is indeed associated with not only cervical cancer but anal and throat cancer as well.

From WebMD -


While anal cancer is far less common than breast cancer—1 in 640 women will be diagnosed during their lifetime, compared with 1 in 8 with breast cancer—only about half of anal cancers are detected in their earliest stage, when they're most treatable. Partly for this reason, only about 67 percent of people diagnosed with anal cancer survive five or more years.

There are, though, several ways women can protect themselves, says Johnson. Younger women can get the Gardasil vaccine, which is approved for those up to age 27. By blocking the transmission of two common cancer-causing HPV strains, she says, the vaccine presumably protects against anal cancers, throat cancers, and oral cancers that are associated with HPV infections.

"The HPV virus associated with cervical cancer is also associated with anal cancer, so it's a very reasonable expectation that incidence of anal cancer should decrease further if the population gets vaccinated," says Leonard Saltz, MD, an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

This is probably one more good reason for people to get the HPV vaccine, he tells WebMD.

In addition to HPV infection, smoking, multiple sex partners, and having a weakened immune system may increase risk for anal cancer.

However, some patients who develop anal cancer don't have any risk factors.

1846 days ago
52.

Bex    

Anal sex is gross and disgusting. If you do it, you deserve what you get!

1846 days ago
53.

e    

GOD BLESS YOU FARRAH! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, INSIDE AND OUT! I HOPE YOU FIND RELIEF FROM ALL THIS PAIN!MAY GOD SHINE HIS LIGHT UPON YOU AND HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME!XO

1846 days ago
54.

cwazy    

Well if someone got one of the strains of HPV that causes cancer, in their anal area, then maybe it does happen. I just don't hear much about it is all. Maybe more awareness about it will come out. But that's not the point here.

I just think trolls just want to say whatever they can negative about farrah right now. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SHE GOT her cancer (like someone else stated, not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer, maybe its not sexual related in her case), SHE IS still a human being who is dying. Respect her and her family. Quit assuming things because you are not in her situation, you have no idea.

1846 days ago
55.

beachy    

46. i guess she liked it in the ass.

Posted at 9:04PM on Jun 24th 2009 by john h

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I can't believe this entry made it, yet I called Perez Hilton a ****** and it got banned. I guess you gotta be gay.

Anyway, John H. - you're post was very intellectual. Wow - it is summer vacation - is it 6th or 7th grade you'll be in next year.

1846 days ago
56.

kimkow    

I think after such a long battle, Farrah is tired and ready to be in peace. I pray for her family during this very difficult time. Farrah, rest easy, your job here is done...go be at peace.

1846 days ago
57.

mona chicoine    

may god be with you and your family.
i grew up watching you on tv, but i feel like your family.
Mona and family

1846 days ago
58.

beachy    

53. I think after such a long battle, Farrah is tired and ready to be in peace. I pray for her family during this very difficult time. Farrah, rest easy, your job here is done...go be at peace.

Posted at 9:10PM on Jun 24th 2009 by kimkow

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Nice post. It's hard to imagine a woman so vibrant and so active is enduring her last days. People dog Ryan, but I think he was only trying to let people know the woman he always loved was close to death. Bless you both. Maybe Red will gather his strength from his mom.

Farrah - God Speed.

1846 days ago
59.

keepinitrealincali    

I have to agree with the others who have so stated. Although Farrah's anal cancer may or may not be due to anal sex just like with cervical cancer, the HPV virus is the major cause of anal cancer. Anal cancer is rare, so if HPV was the cause, it was one hell of a strain of the virus. And, I just recently read an article in one of the women's magazine (I think it might have been MORE) where the writer detailed her ordeal with oral cancer, which she said was due to the HPV virus. Scared me! Ladies (and men) be more careful when giving those BJs.

1846 days ago
60.

who dat    

Even if you are older than 27, don't let that stop you from taking the Gardasil vaccine. I believe you need 3 shots over a period of weeks. The cost is around $300. This is from memory so if you are thinking about it, google, then consult your doctor. If you are female and having lots of sex, probably a good idea.

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