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What is rectal vs anal cancer?

What is rectal vs anal cancer?

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 more

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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 is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...Read more

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What are colon or rectal cancers?

What are colon or rectal cancers?

Cancers of lower GI: These cancers start from the lining of the lower GI tract, and usually are found when patients have blood in their stools or when the patient has a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Difference between anal cancer and hemorrhoids?

Visual inspection: Needs to be evaluated by a surgeon. Can have a different look. If it appears suspicious, then a biopsy is required. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids lead to rectal or colon cancer?


Can hemorrhoids lead to rectal or colon cancer?

No: We all have hemorrhoids (pillars of vascular tissue in the lower rectum). Some of us have symptomatic hemorrhoids (bleeding, pain, or itching). On their own, symptomatic hemorrhoids will not lead to colon cancer. The low fiber Western diet can be associated with an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer. Best advice: eat a diet high in fiber and drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Colon cancer or colorectal cancer, what's the difference?

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer, what's the difference?

Location: Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon cancer" unspecified usually mean "colorectal" unless stated otherwise. Usage, including by me, is often sloppy. ...Read more

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Difference between hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Difference between hemorrhoids and anal cancer?

Benign vs Malignant: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Symptoms of hemorrhoids include: anal itching; anal ache or pain, especially while sitting; bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool. It is not cancer anal cancer is cancer which arises from the anus, the distal orifice of the gastrointestinal tract and appears to be related to hpv infection and anal intercourse. ...Read more

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Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Not likely.: Anal cancer can result from chronic irritation from condyloma acuminata, perianal fissures/fistulae, chronic hemmorrhids, leukoplakia, and trauma from anal intercourse. This presents with a triad of bleeding, pain, and perianal mass. Anal fissures, by themselves, do not lead to cancer, but if they are caused by some chronic process (anal intercourse), the epithelium react and can become cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

Important difference: Hemorrhoids are a benign disease, in other words a problem that for most people is not serious. They are like varicose veins. Symptoms are seeing blood in the stool from time to time. Cancer can produce the same symptoms but is a very different disease. In this problem cells that line the colon change into cancer cells. These cells grow and grow without control. This is brief i know. ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Not likely.: Anal tightness on its own is not likely to be associated with colon or rectal cancer. However, if this is an aquired symptom along with hemorrhoids and/or anal fissure, you should see your doctor and get tested/checked out for rectal or colon cancer to be sure you don't have it also, and to prevent you from getting it. ...Read more

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Does IBS lead to colon or rectal cancer?

Does IBS lead to colon or rectal cancer?

Probably not: Ibs probably does not lead to colon or rectal cancer. Certainly, no studies have found this. However, some of the symptoms of ibs, particularly ibs with constipation, may delay diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer. It may be harder to notice a change in bowel habits when your bowel habits change from day to day. ...Read more

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Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

Can prostate inflammation or prostate cancer cause rectal pain or recital bleeding?

PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response ,cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more

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Could radiation for prostate cancer cause rectal bleeding?

Could radiation for prostate cancer cause rectal bleeding?

Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external beam therapy. This is called proctitis and is generally mild and self-limiting. It usually does not require any treatment other than conservative management such as maintaining soft bowel movements, hydration, and monitoring of blood work. ...Read more

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How are anal cancer and colon cancer different?

How are anal cancer and colon cancer different?

See below: Anus is about 3-4 cm long from skin to the rectum which is the last part of colon. Colon is lined by columnar lining and cancer of this is very common and runs in families. Cancer arising in the anal skin which is squamous kind is more like skin cancer. Treatment is very different as is prognosis. ...Read more

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Which cancer is more dangerous: rectal or colon cancer?

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Which cancer is more dangerous: rectal or colon cancer?

The higher stage: The one with the higher stage would be more dangerous. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding associated with prostate cancer?

Is rectal bleeding associated with prostate cancer?

Possibly: Depending on the stage of the prostate cancer, rectal bleeding can be present. However, if it an early stage prostate cancer, rectal bleeding is generally not associated with prostate cancer. Also, previous radiation treatment for prostate cancer may cause rectal inflammation and cause subsequent rectal bleeding but this generally resolves over time. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more