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A 41-year-old male asked:

Is anal cancer uncommon?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
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 effective.

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What is anal cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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 infection and lowered immunity. In early stages it can be treated by surgery but often requires treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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