MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
22 years experience
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
Which of the following is/are the signs or symptoms of anal cancer?
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Common signs and symptoms of anal cancer include bleeding from the rectum or anal canal, pain in the area of the anus, and anal itching. A few patients may also experience drainage of mucus or pus from the anus and an extra growth of tissues in the anal canal. Anal cancer is usually diagnosed at an early stage as the doctor or patient can easily notice the signs and symptoms of the digestive tract problems.
Which of the following viruses is associated with anal cancer?
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The virus responsible for causing anal cancer is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus is also associated with penile cancer in males and cervical or vaginal cancer in case of females.
Which of the following risk factors is true about anal cancer?
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Other common risk factors for anal cancer include smoking, men having sex with men, multiple sex partners, HIV infection, organ transplantation, and immunosuppression (with low T-cell counts). Women are at a slightly higher risk for developing anal cancer.
Which of the following complications is related to anal cancer?
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Anal cancer may metastasize to other parts of the body, but it happens rarely. Liver and lungs are the organs that are usually affected by the metastasis of anal cancer if it takes place at all.
Which of the following drugs is used for the treatment of anal cancer?
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Fluorouracil is a common anti-cancer drug for anal cancer that is often used in combination with either mitomycin C or cisplatin. These drugs are used to shrink the size of the tumor or to enhance the chances of complete cure of cancer.