What is an anal cancer screening? Who goes to those?

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.
Similar to PAP. Like cervical cancer, anal cancer is associated with hpv infection and is commoner in men who have sex with men.
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.

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What are symptoms of anal cancer?

Mass, pain, bleeding. Bleediing, and pain, and a perianal mass are the presenting symptoms, these can be from anal cancer and/or hemorrhoids. Anal fissure is also possible. Read more...
Mass. Usually a painful anal mass which may bleed or itch. Read more...
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...