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Should everyone get a second opinion for a diagnosis of anal cancer?

Should everyone get a second opinion for a diagnosis of anal cancer?

Yes: A second opinion can often be helpful, especially with uncommon cancers and in situations where there are different treatment options to consider. ...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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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

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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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Is it possible for teens / pre teens to get anal cancer?

Is it possible for teens / pre teens to get anal cancer?

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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is anal cancer and how do you get it?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is anal cancer and how do you get it?

Usually squamous: Starts as a bump or ulcer. The known risk factor is unprotected receptive anal intercourse, and it's related to hpv as is cervical cancer. It's under intensive study right now, and folks who do this sort of thing can get a screening like a woman's cervical pap smear. ...Read more

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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 more

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What is anal cancer?

What is anal cancer?

Cancer of the anus: Is usually a squamous type or arising from skin cells: totally different etiology/cause from colon and rectal cancer and managed differently than either of the latter. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Second Opinion (Definition)

A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...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