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What diseases make you more likely to get anal cancer?

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Anal infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) that leads to genital warts makes you a lot more likely to get anal cancer. People with weak immune systems, such as those with HIV, are also much more likely to get it.

From: What Is Anal Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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