Anal cancer will affect the lives of 5,000 Americans in the next year, and most are afraid to talk about it. Many doctors will skip over rectal exams due to patient discomfort, so it is essential to take control of your health and focus on this area of the body to the same degree as your breast or testicles.

Possible Symptoms of Anal Cancer
• Bleeding in the anus or rectum
• Change in bowel habits
• Pain in the area
• A mass or growth
• Anal itching

While these symptoms can also be telling of a benign condition like hemorrhoids, always talk to you doctor about them since early discovery is key to treatment.

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