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What is an anal cancer screening? Who goes to those?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Exam
Anal cancer can be detected by simple inspection and anal/rectal examination.
A rectal examination is part of the routine health examination. Risk factors for anal cancer include hpv infection, or HIV infection.

In brief: Exam
Anal cancer can be detected by simple inspection and anal/rectal examination.
A rectal examination is part of the routine health examination. Risk factors for anal cancer include hpv infection, or HIV infection.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Similar to PAP
Like cervical cancer, anal cancer is associated with hpv infection and is commoner in men who have sex with men.

In brief: Similar to PAP
Like cervical cancer, anal cancer is associated with hpv infection and is commoner in men who have sex with men.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Colon screens.
Most likely, a person with this cancer would present to a doctor with symptoms of colon cancer or hemorrhoids (pain, bleeding, mass).
Colon cancer patients can have bleeding, anemia, weight loss, and occult blood, etc. Depending on location of the ttumor. A fecal occult blood test is done, as is colonoscopy, if needed. If an obvious mass is seen, biopsy would likely be done to detect cancer.

In brief: Colon screens.
Most likely, a person with this cancer would present to a doctor with symptoms of colon cancer or hemorrhoids (pain, bleeding, mass).
Colon cancer patients can have bleeding, anemia, weight loss, and occult blood, etc. Depending on location of the ttumor. A fecal occult blood test is done, as is colonoscopy, if needed. If an obvious mass is seen, biopsy would likely be done to detect cancer.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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