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Does anal sex raise your chances of getting anal cancer?

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Receiving anal sex is strongly related to your risk of getting anal cancer.

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Anal Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "What is Anal Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Anal Cancer Treatment."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Anal Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "What is Anal Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Anal Cancer Treatment."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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