Anal Cancer Reseacrh
By: Giovanni Morales
What is Cancer?
What is Anal Cancer?
What part of the body does Anal Cancer affect?
What specific things/exposures can lead to this type of cancer?
What are the symptoms, how do you know you have this disease?
Sometimes anal cancer causes no symptoms at all. But bleeding is often the first sign of the disease. If that's not the first sign, you usually feel pain in your anus.
The symptoms of anal cancer:
- rectal bleeding
- rectal itching
- a lump at the anal opening
- pain in the anal area
- abnormal discharge from the anus
What are the treatments, what is the survival rate for people with this disease?
The survival rate of anal cancer depends of the type of stage you're in. For example, if you're in stage 1, you're survival rate for living another 5 years is 71%. If you're in stage 2, you're survival rate is 64%, and it goes on like that.
- Stage 3A: 48%
- Stage3B: 43%
- Stage 4: 21%