The epidemiology of anal cancer.

@article{Grulich2012TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of anal cancer.},
  author={Andrew Grulich and Isobel Mary Poynten and Dorothy A Machalek and Fengyi Jin and David James Templeton and Richard John Hillman},
  journal={Sexual health},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          504-8
        }
}
Anal cancer comprises malignancies of the anal canal principally of two morphologic variants: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma. In most settings, SCC compromises more than 70% of cases. In the general population, anal cancer is uncommon, with age-standardised incidence rates mostly between 1 and 2 per 100000 per year. However, incidence of anal SCC is increasing by 1-3% per year in developed country settings. High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types can be detected in 80-90… CONTINUE READING

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