Cancer has become a huge focus among both the media and the medical community over the last few decades, mainly due to its aggressive symptoms and equally difficult treatment. However, there is one form of cancer that is commonly being overlooked by both outlets due to the location it effects and its taboo status in society. I am talking about anal cancer.
What Is Anal Cancer?
Anal cancer is a fairly uncommon form of cancer that starts at the opening of one’s rectum, otherwise known as the anus.
Anal cancer is often overlooked due to the nature of the location that the cancer affects, and because society often associates it with sex or dirtiness. This causes people who may be experiencing symptoms of anal cancer to not want to discuss it with their doctor or people they know due to embarrassment or shyness.