U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 41-year-old male asked:

Is anal cancer uncommon?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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.

Similar questions

A 35-year-old member asked:

What is anal cancer?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
How do you get an anal cancer?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
What does anal cancer look like?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
What age can you get anus cancer?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 22-year-old member asked:
What's new in anal cancer research?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there different types of anal cancer?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Last updated Mar 16, 2021

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.