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What sort of problem is anal cancer?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
11 doctors agree

In brief: Potentially deadly

Cancer can occur in any organ.
Cancer is unrestricted growth of cells which can spread by local extension, by blood or lymph. Cancers of this organ can be an effect of viral infection, e.g.Hpv (also associated with cervical and oral/throat cancer), other stds, or not. Area can be easily examined by primary md, gyn, gastro md, or colorectal surgeon.

In brief: Potentially deadly

Cancer can occur in any organ.
Cancer is unrestricted growth of cells which can spread by local extension, by blood or lymph. Cancers of this organ can be an effect of viral infection, e.g.Hpv (also associated with cervical and oral/throat cancer), other stds, or not. Area can be easily examined by primary md, gyn, gastro md, or colorectal surgeon.
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pottetially bad

Small superficial anal cancers can be managed well but bigger lesions often end up with surgery, radiation and possibly colostomy.

In brief: Pottetially bad

Small superficial anal cancers can be managed well but bigger lesions often end up with surgery, radiation and possibly colostomy.
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