Does the HPV virus cause anal cancer?

It can. Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has hpv also. Therefore hpv is associated with and increases the risk of getting these cancers including anal cancers. Hpv is sexually transmitted and there is a vaccine to help prevent it.
Yes. Yes, hpv directly causes at least 50% of all vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as all cerivical cancers, much of anal cancers, 70% of head-and-neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers amongst other problems! that's a ton of cancers from one virus!
Yes. Yes, I have a half dozen HIV positive gay males that developed anal cancer due to the hpv. It begins as an intraepithelial lesion morphology change.

Related Questions

Do the strains of HPV that cause warts on feet and fingers are also the stains that cause penile/urethral/anal cancer? I have warts, am I at risk?

HPV V. Verruca. The hp virus is causative in genital warts, whereas the verruca virus is causative in the common plantar wart/finger warts you may be referring to. The regular verruca warts will not put you at risk of getting genital warts. Read more...
Not at Risk. Common warts, on like on hands and fingers, are caused by HPV 2 and 7. Plantar warts are caused by 1,2 and 4. Low risk genital warts are caused by HPV 6 and 11. The most common strains of HPV virus for anogenital cancer are 16 and 18. There are numerous other strains. . Read more...

How many new cases of anal cancer per year in the u.S.?  how many anal cancer deaths per year?  what % is female?  what % overall is from hpv?

Anal Cancer. Estimated new cases and deaths from anal cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 6, 230; deaths: 780. Incidence rate was 1.6 per 100, 000 men and women per year. For example, 0.06% of men will develop cancer of the anus, anal canal, and anorectum between their 50th and 70th birthdays compared to 0.09% for women. Hpv is the leading cause and is detected in the majority of anal cancers. Read more...

How many years would it take for HPV to turn in to anal cancer?

Patient specific. Hpv can cause cancers of the anus, cervix, vagina, lip, tongue, oral cavity. Each case is unique and depends upon the patient's immune system (well people better able to fight hpv infection than folks with weakened immune systems), the strain of hpv, nutritional status, etc... For well person with high risk hpv, it would take several years for hpv to cause anal cancer. Smokers at greater risk. Read more...

Please advise what is the chance of developing anal cancer from hpv?

Low. While ano-genital hpv is quite common, anal and genital cancer is not terribly common. Of concern is that almost all ano-genital cancers are related to and probably caused by hpv. Read more...

Can HPV lie dormant f. 29 yr before becoming anal cancer?

Yes. Yes hpv often lies dormant. That is, people encounter the virus when they are young and then normal paps, or no evidence of lesion, until one has an abnormal pap or a lesion in older age. If this question is regarding you, your doctor should be able to tell whether your cancer is related to anal cancer, as not all anal cancers are due to hpv. Read more...
Current belief that . Hpv may be associated, and they can tell by biopsy. Many have been infected, few persistently so, and even fewer get cancer. Indeed can be dormant. Read more...

If me and my bf have HPV but I already went thru cryo and colpo and had unproted sex before that does that mean I have anal cancer (hpv) there?

Doubtful. If you're not having any problems anally, then probably not. But HPV can get in the anus. You need to discuss this with your GYN and may need anoscopy. Read more...
No. Anal cancer is a whole entire other ball game and it is more popular in makes with hpv. Having said that please understand that if you have hpv it doesn't mean you also have cancer but may be at increased risk. Read more...

Diagnosed HPV in Pap smear. Only 1 partner, recently had unprotected anal sex with him. HPV spreads to bum from vag? Anal cancer?

HPV spread. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can produce vulvo-vaginal as well as anal lesions. If you have obvious growths a MD can treat them immediately to decrease your risk of spread. If untreated, anal cancers are a future possibility with the lesions. By the way, your boyfriend should see a MD as well to make sure he is HPV free or not before continuing sexual contact. Read more...