Anal Cancer Directory
Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer that starts in the anus, the opening at the end of the rectum. When it is found early, anal cancer is highly treatable. Anal infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major risk factor for anal cancer. Other risks include being over age 50, having many sexual partners, receiving anal sex, and having a weak immune system. Some people have no symptoms. However, when symptoms are present, anal bleeding is usually the first sign of the disease. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about anal cancer, how to prevent it, symptoms to look for, and how it's treated, and much more.
HPV Infection in Men
HPV infection in men can cause health problems, too. Learn more.
What is Anal Cancer?
If caught early, anal cancer is highly treatable - with high survival rates. Read more from WebMD about anal cancer, including symptoms and treatments.
HPV Symptoms and Tests: Diagnosing Human Papillomavirus
Learn more from WebMD about HPV, which is linked to cervical and other cancers and to genital warts.
The Basics of Proctitis
Find out more about proctitis, an inflammation of the anus and the lining of the rectum.