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A 37-year-old female asked:

How many new cases of anal cancer per year in the u.s.? how many anal cancer deaths per year? what % is female? what % overall is from hpv?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Anal Cancer: Estimated new cases and deaths from anal cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 6, 230; deaths: 780. Incidence rate was 1.6 per 100, 000 men and women per year. For example, 0.06% of men will develop cancer of the anus, anal canal, and anorectum between their 50th and 70th birthdays compared to 0.09% for women. Hpv is the leading cause and is detected in the majority of anal cancers.

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