Anal cancer is a rare condition. It is usually a squamous cell cancer that develops from skin cells. Some anal cancers are rectal cancers.and are treated like
The main risk factor for anal cancer is the. Common manifestations of anal cancer are anal pain, anal bleeding, itching, and even .
Diagnosis of anal cancer is based on clinical examination with biopsy and requires a CT scan of the chest and the abdomen, as well as an MRI of the pelvis. In some cases, a PET scanner may be required.
Anal cancer is rarely treated with surgery
Each cancer case is discussed during a weekly multidisciplinary meeting named.
Treatment is based on radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. Surgery is only rarely necessary and is reserved for patients with small lesions with a favorable prognosis (local excision) or even for patients with recurrence after non-surgical treatment (abdomino-perineal amputation). Sometimes, creation of anto divert the intestinal content becomes necessary.
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