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Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Stools looks like strawberry jam

  • Stool looks like raspberry jelly

  • Poop looks like strawberry jam

  • Anal itching

  • Poo looks like currant jelly

  • Blood and mucus in stool

  • Stool looks like jelly

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What is Anal Cancer?

This is a malignant tumor (cancer) of the anus. The anus is where the stool leaves the body.

Typical Symptoms of Anal Cancer

  • Blood in stool

  • Hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus

  • Feeling the need to pass motion even though nothing comes out

  • Pain over the anus

  • Itching around the anus

  • Passing out blood from the anus

  • Ulcers over the genitals

  • Fever

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Anal Cancer

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Do you have hemorrhoids or a lump at the anus?

  • Do you frequently feel the need to have a bowel movement but can't?

  • Are you experiencing anal pain?

  • Do you have anal itching?

Treatmentof Anal Cancer

This usually requires a specialist to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment plan depends on factors such as the extent of the disease. The main treatment options are surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

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References

  • Young AN, Jacob E, Willauer P, Smucker L, Monzon R, Oceguera L. Anal Cancer. Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;100(3):629-634. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2020.02.007. Epub 2020 Mar 27. PMID: 32402305.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0039610920300207?via%3Dihub

  • Wang CJ, Palefsky JM. HPV-Associated Anal Cancer in the HIV/AIDS Patient. Cancer Treat Res. 2019;177:183-209. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03502-0_7. PMID: 30523625.

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-03502-0_7

  • Symer MM, Yeo HL. Recent advances in the management of anal cancer. F1000Res. 2018 Sep 28;7:F1000 Faculty Rev-1572. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.14518.1. PMID: 30345012; PMCID: PMC6173125.

    https://f1000research.com/articles/7-1572/v1

  • Albuquerque A, Nathan M, Cappello C, Dinis-Ribeiro M. Anal cancer and precancerous lesions: a call for improvement. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Apr;6(4):327-334. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30304-6. PMID: 33714370.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langas/article/PIIS2468-1253(20)30304-6/fulltext

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Reviewed By:

Carlos Cuenca, MD

Carlos Cuenca, MD (General Surgery)

Dr. Cuenca graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a categorical surgical resident at UC Davis Health.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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