ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Farrah Fawcett: The Life of the Pop Icon

Updated on January 13, 2012

Farrah Fawcett Passes Away

After a long publicized battle with cancer, Farrah Fawcett has passed away. This lens looks back at the life of this pop culture icon, and on the cause of her death, anal cancer, and includes practical information such as its causes and symptoms.

To see some videos, click here.

100% of the proceeds from this lens will be donated to the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation.

Farrah Fawcett Links

Farrah Fawcett's Life with Ryan O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's love story began over 20 years ago, and, though rocky at times, lasted until the end. Farrah's relationship with Ryan, as well as relationships with Lee Majors and James Orr, is chronicled in this video.

Farrah Fawcett's Life with Ryan O'Neal

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels

Farrah Fawcett Videos

Gallery of Images of Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett YouTube vids

Anal Cancer Killed Farrah

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2008 about 5,070 new cases of anal cancer will have been diagnosed in the United States (about 3,000 in women and 2,000 in men). It is typically found in adults, average age early 60s.

How Cancer Works

Cancers are caused by a series of mutations. Each mutation alters the behavior of the cell somewhat.

This diagram is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

Risk Factors for Anal cancer

There are a number of factors that are considered to increase a person's risk for developing anal cancer. These included:

* Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection: get checked.

* Sexual activity: Having multiple sex partners or having anal sex.

* Having anal sex without the use of condoms.

* Smoking: Strange as it may seem, people who smoke are several times more likely to develop anal cancer than people who do not smoke.

* Having a compromised immune system.

* Benign anal lesions such as those associated with inflammatory bowel disease and hemorrhoids.

What is HPV?

HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a papillomavirus that infects the epidermis and mucous membranes of humans. It can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women. In men, it can lead to cancers of the anus and penis.

Approximately 130 HPV types have been identified. While some types of HPV cause warts or cancer, the scary thing is that many people who become infected with HPV don't even know they have it.

Although really gross to look at, this image is a work of the National Institutes of Health, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Know the Symptons

Symptoms of anal cancer include bloating and change in bowel habits, sporadic bright red rectal bleeding accompanied with uncontrollable itching at the opening of the anus, and low energy and fatigue. Women may experience lower back pain due to pressure the tumor exerts on the vagina, and vaginal dryness.

Did you know?

Farrah Fawcett was a talented sculptor and art collector who owned works by Chagall, Dufy and Magritte. Her friend Andy Warhol — a man who understood the fleeting nature of celebrity — produced a silkscreen of her.

Remember...

Most anal cancers derive from human papillomavirus infections so check with your doctor to see if the HPV vaccine can help reduce your risk.

Reader Feedback

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Hello, simple amazing this post! Some of the original sports were alpine skiing, that totally truth and the post doesn't mention that. The old generation was fantastic on the ice. Generic Viagra

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)