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Discharge from anus, should I be worried if family history of cancer?
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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Go see your doctor and have yourself examined.
It could be infectious and not cancer. Some viruses, such as hpv and HIV can lead to cancer.

In brief: Maybe
Go see your doctor and have yourself examined.
It could be infectious and not cancer. Some viruses, such as hpv and HIV can lead to cancer.
Dr. Stephen Berns
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Family history of rectal or colon cancer warrants closer surveillance and early screening beginning 10 years earlier than the age of your affected relative. Any new changes you notice is a reason to see your doctor for a check up.
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Better to be safe
Any abnormal discharge from the anus should be a red flag.
Although the discharge can come from something benign you don't want to miss something malignant. See your doctor for evaluation and possible referral to a GI specialist.

In brief: Better to be safe
Any abnormal discharge from the anus should be a red flag.
Although the discharge can come from something benign you don't want to miss something malignant. See your doctor for evaluation and possible referral to a GI specialist.
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