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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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Symptoms of anal cancer?

Symptoms of anal cancer?

Anal cancer: Rectal bleeding, pain, constipation or less likely diarrhea, sensation of incomplete emptying. These symptoms are unfortunately non-specific and can be present in patients with other rectal concerns such as fissures, hemorrhoids, constipation, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anal cancer?

What are symptoms of anal cancer?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of anal cancer?

What are the symptoms of anal cancer?

Occurs in men &: Women, associated with genital warts (condyloma and hpv), can cause painful bm's, bleeding, itching, difficulty sitting. Can cause groin nodes to enlarge. Needs to be assessed and biopsied; different from rectal cancer in cause, treatment and outlook. While associated with passive anal intercourse, most don't, but be prepared for the question. It's curable! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anal cancer?

What are the symptoms of anal cancer?

See below: Anal cancers may present with bleeding, local mass, pain and itching. Men practicing receptive anal sex are at greater risk. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anal-cancer/ds00852. ...Read more

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I have 2 possible symptoms of anal cancer but I don't bleed often/ could I have it?

I have 2 possible symptoms of anal cancer but I don't bleed often/ could I have it?

It's time to place a: Call to a medical GI physician or "proctologist" to let the experts decide how many "symptoms" and what signs (nodes) warrant endoscopic evaluation and whetehr biopsy should be done. Both men and women get this. It is not always related to sex. Do not fear, let them examine your rear! this can be fixed, don't wait. ...Read more

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Hi what are the signs of anal cancer?

Hi what are the signs of anal cancer?

Bleeding most common: About half of patients will have rectal bleeding as a first symptom. A third of patients will experience pain or a sense of a rectal mass. About 20 percent of patients will have no symptoms at all. Never assume one has hemorrhoids. Best to have it checked. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having anal cancer at the age of 18? No history at family . What would be the very first symptoms?

What are the chances of having anal cancer at the age of 18? No history at family . What would be the very first symptoms?

Almost 0: Very low chance of anal cancer at that age. The incidence starts rising around 30 years and 50% of cases are diagnosed in people >65 years old. It is usually related to HPV infection. Men who are hiv positive are at higher risk younger with screenings including anal PAP-type smears for abnormal cells. ...Read more

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What distinguishes symptoms between hemmorhoids from anal cancer?

What distinguishes symptoms between hemmorhoids from anal cancer?

See below: Both typically present with bleeding with stool and can be difficult to differentiate based on symptoms alone. Exam by a specialist is a must. ...Read more

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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