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Diseases » Anal Cancer » Summary
 

What is Anal Cancer?

What is Anal Cancer?

  • Anal Cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissues of the anus.
  • Anal Cancer: Cancer relating to the anus. Tumors of the anal margin (below the anal verge and involving the perianal hair-bearing skin) are classified with skin tumors.
    Source - Diseases Database

Anal Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Anal Cancer, or a subtype of Anal Cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Anal Cancer: Introduction

Types of Anal Cancer:

Types of Anal Cancer:

Broader types of Anal Cancer:

How many people get Anal Cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Anal Cancer: estimated 4,650 new cases of anal cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
Incidence Rate of Anal Cancer: approx 1 in 58,494 or 0.00% or 4,649 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Anal Cancer?

Complications of Anal Cancer: see complications of Anal Cancer
Deaths for Anal Cancer: 580 estimated deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Anal Cancer?

Causes of Anal Cancer: see causes of Anal Cancer

What are the symptoms of Anal Cancer?

Symptoms of Anal Cancer: see symptoms of Anal Cancer

Complications of Anal Cancer: see complications of Anal Cancer

Can anyone else get Anal Cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Anal Cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anal Cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anal Cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Anal Cancer: see treatments for Anal Cancer
Alternative treatments for Anal Cancer: see alternative treatments for Anal Cancer
Research for Anal Cancer: see research for Anal Cancer

Society issues for Anal Cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Anal Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Anal Cancer:

  • 0.02% (2,712) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Anal Cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Anal Cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Anal Cancer

Main name of condition: Anal Cancer

Class of Condition for Anal Cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Anal Cancer:

Anal tumor, Anus cancer, Anus tumor, Cancer of the anus

Cancer of the Anus
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Anal Cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Anal Cancer:

 

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