Articles tagged with: treatment of anal cancer
How To Answer The Question What Is Anal Cancer?
Many people wonder exactly what is anal cancer. Anal cancer is a disease that affects the area known as the anus which is the opening where the rectum ends. Although this is a rare form of cancer it is becoming more and more common as time progresses. When it is found early the chances for successful treatment are good. Most cases of this disease are generally found in individuals between the ages of 50 and 80. When cases of this cancer are found in those under the age of 50 it is more prevalent in men than women, whereas after age 50, women seem to be slightly more affected. One thing that is considered to be a major risk factor in developing this type of cancer is the development of HPV or human papillomavirus which is a virus that is transmitted between sexual partners. Although there [...]
Anal Cancer – Diagnostic Procedures
Anal Cancer diagnosis is conducted with the doctor firstly recording the patient’s medical history that would take into account the general health condition, immune status, any form of medications being taken, whether one is HIV positive, the existing viral load and CD4+ lymphocyte count. The doctor would additionally ask about any previous occurrence of anal warts, dysplasia or other anal problems. The doctor would also enquire regarding the presence of any heart valve irregularity that is acute enough to necessitate the need of consuming antibiotics during a dental cleanup procedure in order to avert any form of heart valve infections. In case this condition holds true, then an antibiotics course would be prescribed prior to conducting any biopsies that would be part of the cancer diagnosis [...]