Anal cancer

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Anal cancer
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 C21.
DiseasesDB 31467
MeSH D001005

Anal cancer is a type of cancer in the anus. It is caused by colorectal cancer. The etiology, risk factors, clinical progression, staging, and treatment are all different. Anal cancer is mostly a squamous cell carcinoma that rises near the squamocolumnar area.

Other types of anal carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma or melanoma.[1]

In the United States, it is estimated that in 2014 about 7,060 new cases of anal cancer would be diagnosed in the United States (4500 in women and 2,500 in men) .[1] It is typically found in adults, average age early 60s.[1]

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