Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Anal Cancer?

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD

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October 30, 2017

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 8080 new cases of anal cancer (5160 in women and 2920 in men) occurred in 2016. Anal cancer accounts for only 2.4% of all gastrointestinal cancers.

Risk factors for anal cancer include any of the following, with combinations of two or more factors posing particular risk:

  • Active HPV infection

  • Smoking

  • Men having sex with men

  • Anoreceptive sex

  • Immunosuppression, with a correlation with low T-cell counts

  • HIV infection

  • Organ transplantation

For more on anal cancer, read here.

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