Human papillomavirus—associated cancers—United States, — Although the causes of anal cancer are still being investigated, certain factors that may increase an individual's risk of developing the disease have been identified. They looked at the records of almostpeople 20 years and older who were diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer from through The incidence of anal adenocarcinoma decreased in men and women in The Netherlands, among men in Australia, France, and Israel, and among women in Denmark. A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding Dark stools, or blood in the stool Cramping or abdominal belly pain Weakness and fatigue Unintended weight loss Screening guidelines Because of growing evidence that colorectal cancer is increasing in people younger than age 55, the study authors propose that screening be considered before age The incidence of anal cancer increased in most developed countries, at least through the middle of the last decade and more recently in the U.
In adults 40 to 54, rates increased by 0.
Anal Cancer Rates Continue to Rise
The American Cancer Society recommends no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women. Stacy Simon Senior Editor, News. The rates shown are the number of men or women who were diagnosed with HPV-associated anal cancer for everymen or women. Data for Colombia, India, and the Russian Federation came from a single local registry. Additionally, black individuals and white individuals were considered separately in the analysis of the U. Both colon and rectal cancer incidence rates in adults ages 50 to 54 were half those in adults ages 55 to 59 in the early s, but in tothey were just Once age is taken into account, those born in have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared to people born aroundwhen risk was lowest.