Anal cancer is on the rise in the US, and almost all cases are linked to HPV

Anal cancer is on the rise in the US, and almost all cases are linked to HPV

Nov 20 2019

Anal cancer is on the rise in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

After examining cancer diagnosis and death data from 2001 to 2016 and comparing it to years prior, the researchers determined the number of localized anal cancer rates, where the cancer was found only in the anus, had doubled and that distant anal cancer rates, where the cancer spread to other parts of the body, had tripled.

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