What should I know about clinical trials for anal cancer?

Read consent papers . Participating in a clinical trial can be a great way to receive treatment and help advance medical knowledge. The first step is the informed consent where the details of the trial are explained in great detail. Make sure you understand and get all your questions answered. Questions to ask: is it a phase 1, 2, or 3? Will you be compensated? What are the known risks? What is the purpose of trial?
Look them Up. As this is an uncommon cancer, there are few trials available. The best site to look up ongoing trials is at cancer.Gov (national cancer institute).

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How horrible iching can get in anal cancer?

Do you have the prob. Itching is not a major complaint in those who have a diagnosis of Anal cancer. Please ask the question more clearly if you have either Itching or a diagnosis of Anal Cancer. Read more...

I might have anal cancer how do I tell my boss?

Talk to your doctor. Why would you want to tell your boss that you "might" have anal cancer. Talk to your doctor to find out it you do and seek her/his advice. Read more...
It's important. To tell your boss that you have a serious medical problem that is going to require a few months of treatment, but really is not their business to know the specifics, nor your obligation to talk about it with them or co-workers. This is why there is protected health care information. That means private. Read more...

Hi how common is anal cancer and its prognosis?

See below: It is uncommon and has 60-70% five year survival. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/what-is-anal-cancer. Read more...
Rare but increasing. Anal cancer is much less common than colorectal cancer, but the rate is increasing in both sexes, due to anal intercourse and infection by human papillomavirus (hpv). Unlike colorectal cancers that are primarily adenocarcinomas, rectal cancers are most squamous cell cancers. The prognosis depends on stage of cancer and early treatment with chemoradiation can retain continence. Read more...

How do I know if I have anal cancer. Pleassse help?

MD time. Anal and rectal discomfort can be caused by many things but without being able to examine you, none of us can tell for sure. Please see your doctor soon. If it's nothing, it will alleviate your concerns (and your symptoms) but if it's cancer you will need treatment right away. Read more...

How does anal cancer first show up, and how is it treated?

Pain, mass, bleeding. Anal cancers may present in various ways as mentioned above. Once the diagnosis is established, it is important to determine the stage of disease, often with a ct/pet scan. There is a high rate of cure with combined chemotherapy and radiation, although sometimes surgical resection is still necessary. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is anal cancer and how do you get it?

Usually squamous. Starts as a bump or ulcer. The known risk factor is unprotected receptive anal intercourse, and it's related to hpv as is cervical cancer. It's under intensive study right now, and folks who do this sort of thing can get a screening like a woman's cervical pap smear. Read more...

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...