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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Anal Cancer

Anal Cancer

(p.830) 43 Anal Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention



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Variants of invasive squamous carcinoma of the anal canal and perianal skin, referred to collectively as anal cancers, are rare malignancies constituting approximately 2% of all intestinal cancers. of a crude estimate of 35,000–40,000 new anal cancers worldwide, approximately 3,300 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of anal cancer. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, lifestyle and environmental factors, host factors, pathogenesis, and preventive measures.

Keywords:   anal canal, perianal skin, squamous cell carcinoma, cancer risk, cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention

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