What is it?

Anal cancer is a type of colon cancer that is uncommon. Risk factors include older age, many sexual partners, anal sex, smoking, history of cancer, HPV infection, and being immunocompromised.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include rectal or anal bleeding, pain in the anus area, a mass in the anal canal and itching.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include anal ultrasound and a biopsy. Then, to evaluate the extent of the cancer, other imaging tests may include CT, MRI and PET.


Treatment depends on the cancer’s stage, the patient’s overall health and prefecrences. It may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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