Cervical HPV is a well-known condition, not least because vaccinating for this common precursor to cancer has become an unexpected source of controversy.
But while experts have long warned of the strong causal link between HPV and cervical cancer, few have deeply explored the link between this viral invasion and other forms of cancer, including anal cancer.
That has changed with the publication of a new study which found another strong correlation, this time between high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions and cancer of the anus:
[I]n addition to being at higher risk of developing cervical cancer, women with high-grade cervical dysplasia may have an elevated risk of anal cancer,” lead author Jacqueline Lammé, MD, from the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California, and colleagues write in an article published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The best way to prevent HPV is through vaccination, of course. But if anal cancer has already been diagnosed, you still have a number of excellent options at your fingertips. A number of treatment modalities may be appropriate depending on the presentation of the disease; the best way to create an effective plan of action to is to speak with an experienced proctologist.
Contact the Proctology Institute for the best treatment for anal cancer in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach.