A 21-year-old member asked:
How is anal cancer diagnosed?
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Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
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 suspicious areas need to be biopsied.
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Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Symptom of Anal ca: Anal cancer can start with symptoms similar to hemorrhoids like bleeding and pain with bowel movements. You might also feel a mass at the anal opening. Your doctor will need to take a biopsy of the area. Cancer can only be diagnosed by looking at the tissue under the microscope.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is anal cancer?
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Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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