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Anal cancer symptoms


When present, common anal cancer symptoms may include: Anal bleeding Persistent or recurring anal itching Persistent or recurring pain in the anal area The feeling of a lump or mass in the anus Change in bowel habits (going to the bathroom

What are the risk factors for anal cancer?

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t. Several

How is anal cancer staged?

The stage of a cancer is a standard way for doctors to sum up how far a cancer has spread. The stage is important because treatment options and outlook for recovery and survival depend on the cancer’s stage. If you

How is anal cancer diagnosed?

Some cases of anal cancer in people at high risk are diagnosed by screening tests, such as the digital rectal exam and/or anal Pap test (described in “Can anal cancer be found early?”). Sometimes a doctor will detect anal cancer

What is anal cancer?

anal cancer

Anal cancer starts in the anus. To understand anal cancer, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the anus. The anus The anus is the opening at the lower end of the intestines. As food is