Is Your Butt Pain Actually Anal Cancer? These 5 Red Flags Can Tell
June 4, 2018 12:10
Anal cancer is a sensitive issue, and it’s one of the reasons why it’s not talked about very often. Another reason is that this type of cancer is rare: According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), anal cancer was expected to affect 8,200 people and take the lives of 1,100 people in 2017 in the United States. Of all types of cancer that start in the gastrointestinal tract, anal cancer is one of the rarest.
Even though anal cancer is very uncommon, it’s important to know about its symptoms to get life-saving treatment in time. The disease responds well to treatment if it’s diagnosed early.