What Is Anal Cancer?
Cancer in the outer part of the anus is more likely to occur in men. Cancer of the inner part of the rectum is more likely to occur in women. If the anus is often red, swollen, and sore, there is a greater chance of getting anal cancer.
Anal cancer is more common in American women than men. It is often seen above age 60. In younger adults, it is more common in single homosexual men than in heterosexual men. This occurs because receptive anal intercourse significantly increases the risk of developing this cancer.
Anal cancer is very uncommon.
What are the Risks of Developing Anal Cancer?
Some of the risks for developing anal cancer are: receptive anal intercourse and Genital warts.
What are the Symptoms of Anal cancer?
Some of the symptoms are: bleeding, pain and discomfort in the anal area, itching or discharge from the anus, or a lump near the anus.
Can Anal Cancer be Treated?
Yes. The chance of recovery and type of treatment depend on the stage and location of the cancer and the patient's general health.
Some of the treatment options are:surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Surgery is most appropriate only for patients with very early stages of the disease, especially when the location of the cancer makes it easy to operate. Most patients are treated with Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy.
Stages of Anal Cancer
Effects of Treatment
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