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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer Causes

Anal Cancer is caused by sexual activity, lowered immunity level; smoking cigarette smoking may increase a person's risk of developing anal cancer.

Anal Cancer Definition

Anal cancer is a type of cancer which arises from the anus, the distal orifice of the gastrointestinal tract.

Anal Cancer Diagnosis

Doctors use many tests to diagnose cancer and tell if it has metastasized (spread). Some tests may also tell which treatments may be the most effective. For most types, a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of cancer, if it is not possible, the doctor may suggest other tests that will help make a diagnosis.

Anal Cancer Symptoms and Signs

People with anal cancer may experience the following symptoms: Bleeding from the anal area, Pain or pressure in the anal area, itching or discharge from the anus, a lump or swelling near the anus, a change in bowel habits or change in the diameter of the stool, but sometimes, people with anal cancer do not show any of these symptoms.

Anal Cancer Treatment

The treatment of anal cancer depends on the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the patient's overall health, including if the patient has HIV. In many cases, a team of doctors will operate with the patient to determine the best treatment plan. For anal cancer, there are three major types of treatment: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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