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A 21-year-old member asked:

Who gets anal cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
People w cert risks: There isn't one type of person who gets anal cancer. However, there are certain risk features that have been associated with a higher risk of possibly developing anal cancer. These include: having hpv infection, your number of lifetime sexual partners, genital warts, cigarette smoking, receptive anal intercourse, and having hiv.
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 56 years experience
See below: The commonest cause is papilloma virus infection, sexually transmitted. Read a little on this at a health web site.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is anal cancer?

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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 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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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there different types of anal cancer?
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... Read More
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