6 Early Warning Signs Of Anal Canc*r Everyone Is Too Embarrassed To Talk About

6 Early Warning Signs Of Anal Canc*r Everyone Is Too Embarrassed To Talk About

There are a lot of things that people feel uncomfortable talking about with their doctor. They know that the discussion needs to happen, but they feel extremely embarrassed. Anal cancer is one of those discussions. It’s a very rare and uncommon type of cancer which occurs in the anal canal. Because this is a rare type of cancer there are signs of anal cancer that people constantly overlook.

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No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, but it does happen, which means the discussion needs to happen. If it doesn’t, and you do have cancer, it will spread and can be fatal. In order for this discussion to occur, you’ll need to look for signs.

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Below are the following signs of anal cancer that should never be overlooked. Don’t be embarrassed; noticing these signs can save your life.

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Before I get into the signs of anal cancer, I would like to discuss what causes anal cancer. Anal cancer is caused when a genetic mutation turns the healthy, normal cells into abnormal ones. When healthy cells grow, they do it at a set rate. This means that they die at a set rate as well. When abnormal cells grow, there is no set rate. They’re out of control and they never die. Because they never die, the abnormal cells create a mass tumor.