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How do you get an anal cancer?

How do you get an anal cancer?

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. ...Read more

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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Hemmoroids or anal cancer, how to know?

Hemmoroids or anal cancer, how to know?

Tumor is solid: Hemmorhoids are varicose veins of the anal areal. On exam they are soft unless a clot is present. Anal cancers are very firm and bleed for the most part on palpation, most infiltrating into deeper tissue. ...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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How do you prevent rectal cancer?

How do you prevent rectal cancer?

Surveilance: The only proven effective method of reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer is surveillance colonoscopy with the removal of suspiciousmpolyps. ...Read more

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How can you get treatment for anal warts?

How can you get treatment for anal warts?

Going to your doctor: Will get rid of them by some type of surgical removal, or chemical application , or deep freezing ( cryo) , delay will cause spread to inside into anorectal area then makes it difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

How can I convince someone to get treatment for cervical cancer?

See below: Discuss the goals, risks and benefits of treatment. In the end, the patient has the final decision. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

How can you tell the difference in anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Not always easy at: First, but unless the hemorrhoid is thrombosed, it usually reduces and eases with sitz/tub soaks, preparation h. Both are painful, the anal canal is inside the opening, and the rectum above. Both can be quite painful, external, and bleed. An expert needs to decide when to look higher and biopsy. Also, nodes in groin. Get a surgeon to help. ...Read more

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How do you get skin cancer?

How do you get skin cancer?

Sun damage: The most important risk factor is sun exposure, and the damage that comes from that . Other things can contribute including your genetics and family history. Wearing appropriate clothing and use of sunblock is the most important thing you can do to help skin cancer. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

How can you tell the difference in hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Examine: See a doctor for an examination. Hemorrhoids are soft purplish veins under the skin. Anal cancer is a rare condition and would be a firm process in or on the surface of the anal skin. Might be difficult to see on your own self examination. ...Read more

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How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

How can someone get cervical cancer/ hpv?

Sexual contact.: In general, genital hpv infections (cervix, vagina, vulva, perineum, anus/perianus, penis, and scrotum) are spread by sexual contact. Some strains of hpv in some patients can progress through a process called dysplasia or intraepithelial neoplasia ('premalignant changes') to develop into cancer. Always practicing safe sex with condoms can decrease the risk of acquiring and spreading diseases. ...Read more

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How do you get an anal fissure and how can it be cured?

How do you get an anal fissure and how can it be cured?

Diarrhea/constipatio: Either can cause you to have developed an anal fissure, regulate your diet and fluids and most fissures will heal. ...Read more

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How many years would it take for HPV to turn in to anal cancer?

How many years would it take for HPV to turn in to anal cancer?

Patient specific.: Hpv can cause cancers of the anus, cervix, vagina, lip, tongue, oral cavity. Each case is unique and depends upon the patient's immune system (well people better able to fight hpv infection than folks with weakened immune systems), the strain of hpv, nutritional status, etc... For well person with high risk hpv, it would take several years for hpv to cause anal cancer. Smokers at greater risk. ...Read more

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How to find out if oral cancer will get me?

How to find out if oral cancer will get me?

If you ever find..: ...Out how to foretell the future, please let me know. I got some horse races in mind. No person can know for sure if they will get cancer but there are some things you should do. First, prevention: avoid all tobacco products, excess alcohol, and unprotected sex. Second, detection: see a dentist once to twice yearly and make sure he/she evaluates your mouth well. Finally, ... ...Read more

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How can you get an esophageal cancer?

How can you get an esophageal cancer?

Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux squamous cell carcinoma: caused by alcohol, smoking, previous radiation, nitrosamines, achalasia, caustic ingestion, chaga's disease, previous head and neck cancer. ...Read more

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How can I get cervical cancer?

How can I get cervical cancer?

Through sex mostly: The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. ...Read more

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How can you get oral cancer?

How can you get oral cancer?

Varies: The common squamous carcinomas of the oropharynx are most often caused by tobacco, with alcohol and perhaps viruses often contributing. Others such as the minor salivary gland cancers seem to just happen by dumb luck, random genetic damage. ...Read more

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How horrible iching can get in anal cancer?

How horrible iching can get in anal cancer?

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. ...Read more

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How to get hemorrhoid removed?

How to get hemorrhoid removed?

See you doctor: Removing hemorrhoids is a surgical procedure. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rectal cancer?

How do you diagnose rectal cancer?

Colonoscopy: An endoscopic procedure such as proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is usually necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David Stein
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Anal Cancer (Definition)

The anal canal lesion is squamous in origin. The dentate line marks the upper junction between squamous and mucosal epithelium in the anal canal. ... Tumours near the anal margin spread to the inguinal lymph nodes; those higher in the anal canal spread to the pelvis The Anal Cancer Trial (ACT-1) demonstrated the superiority of using chemoradiation with 5-FU ...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