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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is recurrent anal cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
It came back: Recurrent refers to a tumor that had gone away but then comes back.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Cancer that regrew: Recurrent simply means that it grew back. The explanations are that it was never really adequately treated in the first place or the cancer was resistant to the medications. This can be a difficult problem. There is no standardized recommendation. Instead, you should meet with your surgeon, your radiation oncologist, and your medical oncologist to discuss.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the treatment options for recurrent anal cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Multiple...: Various combinations of chemotherapy; surgical options including resection(removal) and the list goes on. Please speak with your physician to navigate your way through this complex diagnosis!
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is anal cancer?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 32 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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A 31-year-old member asked:
What is rectal vs anal cancer?
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
Very Diff. Cancers: As close as these 2 areas are on the body, the cancers are quite different. Ca of the anus is an aggressive type of skin cancer that, when caught ear... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How do you get an anal cancer?
Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 21 years experience
No single reason: The biggest risk factors are hpv infection that causes anal warts (condylomata) and HIV infection. Other factors include rare genetic mutations and ra... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What does anal cancer look like?
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
A Cauliflower: growing out of your anus
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A 47-year-old member asked:
What age can you get anus cancer?
Dr. David Jin
23 years experience
Thanks for asking!: The average age for people diagnosed with anal cancer is early 60s.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What's new in anal cancer research?
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Newer treatments: Nicely discussed in http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/analcancer/detailedguide/anal-cancer-new-research.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2013

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