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Anal Cancer Awareness Day is March 21st

by Jane Ashley

March 21st is Anal Cancer Awareness Day. The anal passage is the lower end of our gastrointestinal system. The anus is located below the rectum and is about 1 to 1 inches long. Two strong muscles, called the anal sphincter muscles, open and close to allow stool to pass from our bodies.

Anal Cancer Ribbon

Anal cancer is relatively uncommon, affecting about 8,300 (2,770 men and 5,530 women) people in the U.S every year. Almost 1,300 deaths occur annually from anal cancer .

Risk Factors

HPV virus. HPV causes...

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