Prognosis of anal cancer

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Skip to Content. You will also read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages. This year, an estimated 8, adults 2, men and 5, women in the United States will be diagnosed with anal cancer. The average age of diagnosis for anal cancer is in the early 60s.

Prognostic Factors for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Anal Canal

Anal Cancer: Your Chances of Recovery (Prognosis) | Saint Luke's Health System

Radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with nonmetastatic squamous cell anal cancer. Most patients treated with chemoradiotherapy have an excellent prognosis. However, some heterogeneity exists among anal cancer patients in their outcomes. This article reviews some of the clinical factors, treatment-related factors, and biologic factors that affect outcomes in patients with squamous cell anal cancer. The most important prognostic factors are the T and N stages. Some studies have suggested that women have better prognosis than men. Histologic subtypes and grade do not have a clear prognostic role.

Anal Cancer Survival Rates

Estimated new cases and deaths from anal, anal canal, and anorectal cancer in the United States in [ 1 ]. The initial evaluation of a patient with anal cancer will include a careful clinical examination of the inguinal region and biopsy of any palpable lymph nodes. Anal cancer is usually curable. Overall, the risk of anal cancer is rising due to increased incidence of human papilloma virus HPV infection.
Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. Or it may mean your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. A prognosis is a calculated guess. The decision to ask about your prognosis is a personal one. Some people find it easier to cope and plan ahead when they know their prognosis and the statistics for how well a treatment might work.