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Doctor insights on: Anus Cancer Symptoms

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What age can you get anus cancer?

What age can you get anus cancer?

Thanks for asking!: The average age for people diagnosed with anal cancer is early 60s. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting anus cancer, as a non-anal-sex type of person?

What are my chances of getting anus cancer, as a non-anal-sex type of person?

Low: Anal cancer is uncommon. It is associated with hpv infection. Colon cancer is far more common and when you turn 50 you should get a screening colonoscopy, sooner if there is family history of early colon cancer. ...Read more

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How do you know if I have anus cancer or just a little blood from a hemorrhoid inside?

How do you know if I have anus cancer or just a little blood from a hemorrhoid inside?

By getting a good: Physical exam. Rectal bleeding from hemorrhoids is by far more common then anal cancer. However, one cannot tell the difference as symptoms from both anal cancer and hemorrhoids include bleeding, itching and some perianal discomfort. ...Read more

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Lump in the anus, is it defenitely anal cancer or can it be because of some other reason ?

Lump in the anus, is it defenitely anal cancer or can it be because of some other reason ?

Many possibilities: Would need to have an examination. Possibilities include hemorrhoid, abscess, condyloma or warts, fissure. Cancer here fairly uncommon in younger age but warrants an examination. ...Read more

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Pain and stinging around anus. ..what's causing it? Anal cancer? Haven't ate anything spicy.

Pain and stinging around anus. ..what's causing it?  Anal cancer? Haven't ate anything spicy.

Cancer, unlikely: Such symptoms are not likely to be caused by cancer which in this area often causes rectal bleeding. I would suggest that your cleam your bottom with water after each bowel movement and dry is completely before you put on your underwear. if this does not help in 1-2 days, buy an over the counter cream like Zinc oxide and apply this twice daily for 3-5 days. if it does not help, go see your docto ...Read more

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Omg! blood in poop!? How common is anus cancer?

Omg! blood in poop!? How common is anus cancer?

See your doctor: Anus cancer is not that common, but, blood in stools (poop) is a serious issue and you should see your doctor asap. It may be as simple as piles, hemorrhoids, or as serious as a bleeding colon cancer. ...Read more

Dr. David Stein
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Anal Cancer (Definition)

Anal cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in the anal canal, which is a short tube at the very end of the rectum where stool leaves the body. Common symptoms include rectal ...Read more


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more