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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Low risk, no worry: Genital warts are not likely to increase risk of anal cancer in men without direct anal sexual exposure. Anal cancer rates have been rising, often due ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, fairly rare: Anal cancer is rare and certainly less than colon and rectum. In usa about 7000 cases are reported yearly with 800- 900 deaths. The treatment is very ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Near zero, but...: If you've got a mass or you're having symptoms, get seen.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Common or not.: Doesn't matter. Anal leaking can be a sign of anal cancer but there are many more causes of this sympotm. See your doctor and have this issue evaluate ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Aggressive cancer : Anal cancer is an aggressive cancer of the anal area. It is not a common cancer. Risk factors include a history of anal warts, cigarette smoking, HIV ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
People w cert risks: There isn't one type of person who gets anal cancer. However, there are certain risk features that have been associated with a higher risk of possibl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Anal cancer: Rectal bleeding, pain, constipation or less likely diarrhea, sensation of incomplete emptying. These symptoms are unfortunately non-specific and can b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Chemo + tradiation: Usually with a surgical biopsy followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In general, the prognosis is pretty good and surgery is used only for t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nihal Abdulla
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Unfortunately yes: Mostly the treatment that is mainly concurrent chemotherapy with combined radiation is the standard and achieves good responses; surgery then is used ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Exam and biopsy: Anal cancer is diagnosed primarilly by physical examination. Sometimes it requires anesthesia, but most of the time can be done in the office. Any su ... Read More
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