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What's the risk of getting anal cancer if a had previously

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What's the risk of getting anal cancer if a had previously had an anal wart on the perinial about 6 years ago
Surly thousands of men must get anal warts
So why don't men get screnned for it like women do for the cervix re HPV
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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chance of anal cancer are still low.

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HPV is not typically screened for in men.

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but new places are starting to do high resolution anoscopy in the USA to screen for anal cancer in men and women with history of gential warts

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you can read here

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709956

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24104998

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it is a new technology.

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90% of men with HPV can clear the virus out of their system in 2 years

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hopefully you will be one of those men who can clear the virus from your system and not have problems with anal cancer.

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let me know if you have questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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chance of anal cancer are still low.

Dr. David :

HPV is not typically screened for in men.

Dr. David :

but new places are starting to do high resolution anoscopy in the USA to screen for anal cancer in men and women with history of gential warts

Dr. David :

you can read here

Dr. David :

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709956

Dr. David :

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24104998

Dr. David :

it is a new technology.

Dr. David :

90% of men with HPV can clear the virus out of their system in 2 years

Dr. David :

hopefully you will be one of those men who can clear the virus from your system and not have problems with anal cancer.

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let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So in percentage wise what's my actual risk do I need to worry about it I've had no issues for last 5 years but was just concern what I was reading on the Internet saying that people who had anal wart can get anal cancer
It's also scary to know there is no screening procedures
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
the chances are less than 5% that you will get anal cancer.

best screening is to see your GP doctor regularly and get a physical exam down there to check for problems.

I bet you will not develop anal cancer

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Chances are less than 5 percent so where do you get the stats from
I had a digital exam and a anoscope a few months ago they were OK
But it wasn't a high resolution one does that matter
How often to screen and what to look out for??
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
from my experience with treating patients who have anal cancer.

that is good you had a digital exam and anoscopy.

you should get that once a year for screening.

your doctors will look for any sort of mass or lump which shouldn't be there.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Last question please
So by having the normal anoscope a few months ago nothing was see so this would be OK?
An anoscope every year would be quite expensive is there no other test to screen? And I would have to have an anoscope every year
Can I just also ask there must be thousands of people whom get anal warts and how many go on to get anal cancer
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, this would be ok if you have had a normal anoscope.

you don't have to have an anoscopy every year

I would do a finger rectal anal exam every year

an anoscopy scope every 5 years if you are worried about anal cancer.

there are thousands of people who get anal warts

and anal cancer is a rare cancer.

so it is a very low percentage, less than 5% of them who end up getting anal cancer.
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