Don’t Ignore These 6 Signs That May Indicate Anal Cancer

The
word cancer still scares the living daylight out of us due to its
unpredictability. Anal cancer is even more uncommon and hence has a lot
of myths related to it. This type of cancer is more commonly observed
among women.

Also, since there are no specific early symptoms,
this makes the treatment even more troublesome. Is there any sign that
makes anal cancer distinguishable from other rectum diseases? There are a
few. Read on to note the six unusual signs of anal cancer:



 
Formation of Lumps

We
don’t pay heed to lumps because we think it is nothing serious.
However, that is a very wrong idea. Lumps can actually be one of the
early signs of cancer. If the lump remains for more than two days, it
may not be a skin problem like rashes or warts. So, it would be best to
visit the doctor as a precautionary measure.
 
Anal Bleeding

Anal bleeding is not all too uncommon and may not strike you as something remotely related
to cancer. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out which area is
bleeding. Is it the anus, colon, or the rectum? In the case of bleeding
from your anus, the color of the blood is bright red. It is usually easy
to identify.

Uncontrollable Bowel Movements

Do
not freak out. Yes, this can sound scary but a loss of control over
your bowel movement can be a sign of anal cancer. A minor change in
bowel movement usually leads to either diarrhea or constipation but you
must see a doctor if you cannot control the movement.

Unusual Discharge

If
there is any discharge from the anus, like mucus, you should
immediately visit a doctor. Yes, it may be the result of a bacterial
infection or even fissures. But it does not hurt to take preventive
measures. The discharge will be yellowish and have a jelly-like texture.

 
Swelling And Itchiness

If your anal
area appears to swell in a weird manner, it could be a sign of anal
cancer. It might get extremely itchy but make sure you do not touch it
as it might accidentally rupture. Trying to scratch the area will make
it more painful.
 
Abscess Formation
An
abscess is a lump full of puss and such a clog near the anus can lead to
cancer. This condition can lead to extreme pain and high fever.

If you see any of these signs, you must go for a checkup.

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