Anal cancer causes

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When cancer cells form into benign or malignant tumors in the tissues of the anus, anal cancer has occurred. The anus is the opening at the bottom of your intestines where stool exits the body. Anal cancer is rare, but when it occurs, it may spread to other parts of the body. Some noncancerous forms of anal cancer can also turn cancerous over time.

What Causes Anal Cancer?

Anal Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Back to Anal cancer. Most anal cancers are caused by an infection called human papillomavirus HPV. You cannot always prevent anal cancer. HPV vaccination is one of the best ways to protect against anal cancer. All children aged 12 to 13 are offered the HPV vaccine. It helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, as well as genital warts. Page last reviewed: 08 March Next review due: 08 March

What you need to know about anal cancer

Anal cancer is the term for abnormal cell growth in the anal area or the anal canal. The anal canal connects the anus the opening to the rectum. This passage is about inches long. It is the part of the body that excretes solid waste bowel movements, feces.
Muscles anal sphincters that surround the anal canal relax to allow waste to leave your body. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal. The anal canal is a short tube at the end of your rectum through which stool leaves your body. Most people with anal cancer are treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Though combining anal cancer treatments increases the chance of a cure, the combined treatments also increase the risk of side effects.