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 ins long. It is the part of the body that excretes solid waste bowel movements, feces. The disease also is called carcinoma of the anal canal. The anus is the end of the digestive system.
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Hear from an Anal Cancer Patient. Anal Cancer Symptoms Rectal Bleeding Bleeding is usually very light at first, which is why it can easily be confused as a symptom of something else. Anal Itching Itching is often intense and consistent.
Sep 11, Most common signs or symptoms that both rectal cancer and hemorrhoids are bleeding from the rectum, more gas, stool size, and diarrhea. Bleeding from the rectum is the most common sign or symptom that both rectal cancer and hemorrhoids share Jun 27, What are the symptoms? They can be uncomfortable to talk about with a doctor, but early detection is key: Bleeding from the anus or rectum, which is often the first sign of the disease Pain or
Abnormal Discharge Discharge can include pus, mucus, or blood. Change in Bowel Habits This can include diarrhea, constipation, narrow stool, or blood in the stool.
You should talk to your doctor if these changes last more than a few days. Standard treatment includes radiation, motherapy and surgery to remove the tumor.
Doctors can also remove the anus, the rectum and part of the colon in a major operation called an abdominoperineal resection. As with all cancers, early detection is extremely important. Pawlowski is a TODAY senior contributing editor focusing on health news and features.
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