6 Early-Warning Signs of Anal-Cancer Everyone is TOO Embarrassed to Talk About!
Cancer has become very present in the past couple of decades both in the medical community and in the media, mostly because of its aggressive symptoms and very difficult treatment. Anal cancer is a form of cancer which is usually overlooked.
What Is Anal Cancer?
Anal cancer usually appears at the opening of the rectum, also known as anus and it is not a very common type of cancer. It is usually overlooked. People who might experience some of the symptoms associated with this type of cancer feel uncomfortable discussing it with their physician because this type of cancer is mostly associated with dirtiness or sex.
Anal cancer is different from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer has an effect on the entire rectum and large intestine and anal cancer only affects the opening of the rectum.
About 8,000 Americans get diagnosed with anal cancer every year and it is estimated that 1,000 of them are likely to die. After its spreading to the lymph nodes, nearly one of four people with anal cancer gets diagnosed and one of ten people gets diagnosed after it has expanded to other organs. The number of people suffering from anal cancer is constantly