Anal cancer strikes just shy of 10,000 new people each year, and the number is rising. That’s according to estimates from the American Cancer Society, which has highlighted the need for better awareness and education.
The thing is, anal cancer has a good survival rate if it’s caught early. But early detection requires a working knowledge of how anal cancer works, and what it feels like. One of the main problems with increasing awareness in this area is that anal cancer rarely earns a front-of-mind berth in the media:
And unlike many other cancers, there is a dearth of celebrities or otherwise influential figures who have come forward with a diagnosis — for many, actress Farrah Fawcett’s death by anal cancer in 2009 was both the first and last time they heard about the disease.
Anal cancer isn’t a backwater illness, and its dangers are real and growing. If you want to learn more about how anal cancer works, and how you can prevent it from spreading, the experts at the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles are here to help.