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How To Get Anal Cancer
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
Takes years : You can, at any age, acquire the hpv strain that will eventually become an anal cancer. This can happen with one's first sexual exposure to the virus, or be prevented if you have received the vaccine series & completed it at least a month prior to exposure. The tissue changes that are triggered by the virus & become cancer take years & the likelihood of diagnosis in the teen years is remote. ...Read more
What type of docs check for anal cancer where they get lube and swab their finger in peoples anal?
Primary, gyn, gi: If you are concerned about a mass in the anus them your primary care doctor or gyn can evaluate to determine of this is a true rumor or hemorrhoids. Male patients are evaluated after 40-50yo for prostate nodules with a digital rectal exam. If suspected a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon will need to evaluate the mass for biopsy and pathologic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anal cancer is either squamous cell cancer or cloacogenic cancer and is treated by chemo/radiation after a biopsy establishes the diagnosis. Early on it is very treatable. If you have any suspicion this is what you have, you need to be seen promptly by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very Diff. Cancers: As close as these 2 areas are on the body, the cancers are quite different. Ca of the anus is an aggressive type of skin cancer that, when caught early, responds very well to chemo- and radiation therapy; surgery is rarely needed. Ca of the rectum is very similar to colon ca, arising from the inner intestinal lining; surgery is the main treatment, often preceded by chemo and radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anal cancer symptoms: Well just think about where it is and how cancer is usually a non healing open sore.So there can be pressure, pain, bleeding, and a palpable knot that you can feel when you wipe.There can be a change in the shape of the stool, like getting thinner or flat on one side.If you think you have anal cancer get checked out. It is highly curable:). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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