WHAT IS IT?

Anal cancer is the growth of cancer cells in the anal canal or anus​

  • It often affects people in the age group of 55-64 years with women being at a higher risk of getting anal cancer compared to men

  • Anal cancers usually don’t spread to other organs however, if they do, they are very difficult to treat

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WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR

BLEEDING

Anal bleeding

PAIN

Pain near anus

LUMPS

Lumps near anus

ITICHING

Excessive anal itching, discomfort

PREVENTION

  • Vaccination for both boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 26 years have shown to lower the risk of HPV infection as well as anal cancer

  • Regular screening for people who are higher risk of anal cancer

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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WHAT PUTS US AT RISK?

  • A high number of sexual partners (more than 5)

  • Having anal intercourse

  • Uncircumcised men are at higher risk of getting infected by HPV

  • Smoking cigarettes

  • Decreased immunity due to organ transplants or HIV infection

  • Personal history of cervical, vaginal or vulvar cancer

  • Personal history of anal warts

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