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What are the symptoms of anal cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Occurs in men &

Women, associated with genital warts (condyloma and hpv), can cause painful bm's, bleeding, itching, difficulty sitting.
Can cause groin nodes to enlarge. Needs to be assessed and biopsied; different from rectal cancer in cause, treatment and outlook. While associated with passive anal intercourse, most don't, but be prepared for the question. It's curable!

In brief: Occurs in men &

Women, associated with genital warts (condyloma and hpv), can cause painful bm's, bleeding, itching, difficulty sitting.
Can cause groin nodes to enlarge. Needs to be assessed and biopsied; different from rectal cancer in cause, treatment and outlook. While associated with passive anal intercourse, most don't, but be prepared for the question. It's curable!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Pain, bleeding, swelling, itching may be among the symptoms.
Many cancers do not produce symptoms in early stages. Recognition of symptom of anal cancer may be delayed due to other lesions related to anal intercourse. Anal cancer is associated with hpv infection.

In brief: Variable

Pain, bleeding, swelling, itching may be among the symptoms.
Many cancers do not produce symptoms in early stages. Recognition of symptom of anal cancer may be delayed due to other lesions related to anal intercourse. Anal cancer is associated with hpv infection.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom of anal cancer in about 45% of patients, anorectal pain or the sensation of a rectal mass is present in 30 percent, while 20 percent have no tumor-related symptoms.
A history of anorectal condyloma is also quite common especially-higher- in homosexual men.

In brief: Varies

Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom of anal cancer in about 45% of patients, anorectal pain or the sensation of a rectal mass is present in 30 percent, while 20 percent have no tumor-related symptoms.
A history of anorectal condyloma is also quite common especially-higher- in homosexual men.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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