The anal cancer specialist of the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach can properly diagnosis your anal cancer condition and provide best in class treatment for your condition.
If you are diagnosed with anal cancer, your proctologist will determine the stage of the disease. Anal cancer staging is a way of understanding how much disease is in the body and where it has spread. This information helps the doctor treat the cancer and help the proctologist discuss the best treatment options for your condition.
What is anal cancer?
Anal cancer is a form of cancer that strikes within the anal canal, causing abnormal growth of cells. Anal cancer can be either benign or malignant and may include related disorders such as Bowen’s Disease. Malignant anal cancer is caused by squamous cells, known as Squamous Cell carcinoma, and very rarely adenocarcinoma.
What causes anal cancer?
Although the causes of anal cancer are not yet known, the spread of this disease has been linked to a number of health concerns including the human papillomavirus (HPV) a type of STD, with which it frequently appears in tandem. HPV is a very common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to anal and cervical cancer.f
What are the symptoms of anal cancer?
As many as one in five people with anal cancer are asymptomatic, with no complaints at all. Common anal cancer symptoms may include:
- Anal or rectal bleeding
- Persistent itching sensation
- Lump or mass at the anal opening
- Change in bowel movement habits
- Mucous or pus discharge from the anus
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Pain in the anus or groin
How is anal cancer treated at the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach
Depending on the pathology of the anal cancer and the staging of the disease, different modalities may be used by the best in class proctologist alone or in combination with one another such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. Speak with your proctologist about the best plan given your family history and disease progression during your consultation.
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Irvine any and all questions regarding your anal cancer diagnosis and/ or anal cancer treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule an anal cancer diagnosis or treatment consultation please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647