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A 40-year-old member asked:

How do you get an anal cancer?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
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 radiation exposure to the lower pelvic area.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How horrible iching can get in anal cancer?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Do you have the prob: Itching is not a major complaint in those who have a diagnosis of Anal cancer. Please ask the question more clearly if you have either Itching or a diagnosis of Anal Cancer.
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Would a family history of colon cancer make me more likely to get anal and oral cancer also?
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
NO: Anal and oral cancer share one risk factor in common: the human papilloma virus (hpv). A family history of colon cancer does increase the risk of colo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can it be that a male teenager get prostate cancer from doing anal masterbation a couple of times?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: The prostate is in a separate body compartment that has no direct connection to the anus. It is also not directly affected by things that go on in the... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
What type of docs check for anal cancer where they get lube and swab their finger in peoples anal?
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Most can: A rectal exam usually looks for trace blood (before stools looks red), which is usually from colon cancers. Can also check for internal hemorrhoids. A... Read More
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A male asked:
If you get small tears on the anus because of hard stools, are you at a higher risk for anal cancer down the road?
Dr. Luis Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pulmonology 41 years experience
No higher risk from: constipation. Increase dietary fiber and fluid .
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Can a male teenager get prostate cancer from doing anal masturbation a couple of times?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: Have fun exploring your body like every other teen. Be safe.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2016
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