A multidisciplinary approach must be used in the management of anal cancer, including oncologists, general surgeons, radiologists, and specialist nurses. The risk for anal cancer was higher in men who were not exclusively heterosexual OR, In this article, we shall look at the risk factors, clinical features and management of anal cancer. These are general statistics based on large groups of patients. In recent years, there has been a shift in the management of anal cancers. Your outcome depends on the stage of the cancer when it was diagnosed. Support Center Support Center.
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Retrieved March 5, In the developed world about a third of people who get the disease die from it. Retrieved 27 October Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In Stewart, Bernard W.
Human papillomavirus, smoking, and sexual practices in the etiology of anal cancer. A second series by Place and colleagues reported similar findings [ 41 ]. A later study estimated the OR for anal cancer among smokers versus nonsmokers to be 3. In sum, combined modality therapy with radiation therapy, 5-FU and mitomycin results in long-term disease-free survival and sphincter preservation in the majority of patients with anal cancer and superior outcomes relative to radiation therapy alone or radiation therapy combined with 5-FU only, albeit at the expense of higher treatment-related morbidity. The study has several limitations because it was cross-sectional and compared results on QOL questionnaires with a population-based control group. Survival depends on many different factors. APR entails removal of the anus, rectum, a segment of the sigmoid colon and regional lymph nodes through incisions in the abdomen and perineum.