Digestive System: An Overview
Detailed information on how the digestive system works, including a full-color, labeled illustration of the digestive system
Anatomy of the Anus
The anus is the last part of the digestive tract. Learn more about its anatomy, including where anal cancer is likely to start.
Anal Cancer: Introduction
Anal cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the anus. Learn more about this type of cancer.
Anal Cancer: Statistics
Find out how many people will get anal cancer in 2016.
Anal Cancer: Risk Factors
A risk factor is anything that may increase your chance of having a disease. Learn about the risk factors for anal cancer.
Anal Cancer: Symptoms
Sometimes anal cancer does not cause any symptoms at all. Bleeding from your rectum is the most common symptom of anal cancer.
Anal Cancer: Early Detection
Screening tests are done to check for diseases in people who don’t have symptoms. A digital rectal exam (DRE) may be used to screen for anal cancer.
What Can I Do If I'm At Risk for Anal Cancer?
How Can I Prevent Anal Cancer?
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