A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of anal cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes: Anal tumors may arise form the skin and result in squamous cell carcinoma. Some of these tumors are caused by hpv infection. Tumors on the inside of the anal canal may arise form the gland, adenocarcinoma. There are additional infrequent tumor types as well.
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 26 years experience
Anal cancer: Yes different types of anal cancer are based on cell type seen under the microscope when biopsy is taken.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is anal cancer a fast growing type of cancer?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It can be: The stage at diagnosis makes a big difference. American cancer society has useful information on this topic as well.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
According to the CDC, the HPV types that cause warts are not the same as the HPV types that cause cancer. So is there a test to see if someone has the cancer causing types? Particularly in the anus.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
HPV DNA & RNA Tests: There are (geno)types of Human Papilloma Viruses that are either low risk or high risk (type 16 & 18) for causing cancer. HPV DNA or RNA tests can... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Are vulval cancer and anal cancer types of skin cancer, like melanoma or squamous cell cancer?
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: They are epithelial (skin) cancers.
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 31 years experience
Many vulvar and anal cancers are caused by infections with HPV. They are most commonly of squamous cell type.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
I have anal warts HPV .. is there any blood test to detect which type i have .. like DNA PCR test .. etc .. please im afraid from getting cancer..
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Warts not cancer: Of the 4 or so HPV strains we know that trigger genital warts, none are associated with cancer. Swabs of the area can be studied similar to a pap smea... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Is it true that the types of hpv that cause genital or anal warts, can't cause cancer in anal or penis or cervix?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: There are dozens of strains of HPV and each are specific for the type of location they are found and the behavior they have. There are 7 strains with ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
An apparent polyclonal gammopathy: IgA. Kappa and lambda typing appear increased. What does this mean? Im being referred to a Hematologist, Do I have Cancer?
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Discuss with Hematologist and your Drs.. Why was the test done? Don't know enough details to be able to help.
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