Anal Cancer

  • Theodore J. Saclarides

Cancer of the perianal skin (anal margin) and anal canal are uncommon malignancies, constituting less than 5% of cancers of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Most cancers in this region arise cephalad to the dentate line of the anal canal by a ratio of 3 to 1. Anal canal cancers are more frequently found in women, and anal margin tumors are more frequently found in men. Regardless of location, the patients are usually in their mid-50s when the diagnosis is established.


Human Papilloma Virus Local Excision Dentate Line Human Papilloma Virus Infection Combine Modality Therapy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore J. Saclarides
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  1. 1.Section of Colon and Rectal SurgeryRush Medical College of Rush University, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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