(Cancer of Anus)
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- Anal bleeding with and without a bowel movement
- Pain or pressure around the anus
- Itching or discharge from the anus
- A lump near the anus
- Change in bowel habits
- Thinning in the width of the stool
- Digital rectal examination
- Anoscopy—exam of the anus and lower rectum
- Proctoscopy—exam of the rectum
- Lab tests—focusing on the function of the bone marrow, kidneys, and liver
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National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 05/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/52/2013 -
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