Anal Cancer Overview

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What Is Anal Cancer? TOPICS

How many people get anal cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for anal cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 7,210 new cases of anal cancer
  • About 950 deaths from anal cancer

Women get anal cancer slightly more often than men. Anal cancer is found mainly in adults. The average age of patients when the cancer is found is in the early 60s. While anal cancer is a serious disease, treatment often works very well. Most people with this cancer can be cured.

Last Medical Review: 01/14/2013
Last Revised: 04/18/2014