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Needs pictures. William Ortiz (talk) 12:58, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Is a photograph of an anus as the main picture absolutely necessary?

The MacMillan page on this subject manages without one. The Cancer Research UK page manages without. I doubt any of the the major sites would use this picture as prominently. This is not helping for putting over information - it is not a site for professionals. It's astonishing that someone would think this be a good idea...(unsigned)

Alternative therapies[edit]

How about some information either for or against about alternative therapies such as the ones used on Farrah Fawcett. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:25, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

External links[edit]

These were added to external links

However the do not appear to meet WP:EL, specifically WP:LINKSTOAVOID

  • #10 - Links to social networking sites (
  • #1 - Does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a Featured article. (
  • #13 - Sites that are only indirectly related to the article's subject (Both - these are general cancer cites, not specific to Anal cancer, lgbtcancer appears to have very little coverage of anal cancer.) Zodon (talk) 09:49, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Fawcett in the intro[edit]

The introductory paragraphs have seemingly excessive info on Farrah Fawcett's struggle with and eventual death from anal cancer. While her publicized diagnoses might warrant a mention somewhere in the article, this detailed description of her illness and career belongs in her own wiki article, not here. (talk) 03:33, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Check Citation[edit]

Citation for saying that all (100%) cases of anal cancer in homosexual males contain HPV should be verified as these statistics are highly improbable. Citation source credited as Danish Medical Bulletin. 2002 Aug;49(3):194-209


Did Louis Farrakhan has this? Might want to put together a list of people who have had it.--Dudeman5685 (talk) 04:09, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Lists of notable people with common diseases sounds like a terrible idea. -- Banjeboi 17:32, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

requires staging (TNM) as it is mentioned in the article, but not described[edit]

requires staging (TNM) as it is mentioned in the article, but not described —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:56, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

1. See the "Survival by Stage" section on the "SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Anal Cancer" webpage located at
2. See "Stages of Anal Cancer" webpage located at (Excellent page that helps people visualize as well as read about their stage.)
Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 15:21, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Risk factors misstated[edit]

The article states that "Receptive anal intercourse, whether male or female, increases the chances of anal cancer sevenfold." It cites "Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Changing Trends in Sexual Behavior May Explain Rising Incidence of Anal Cancer Among American Men and Women" . Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (}. 2004-07-06. Retrieved 2010-04-21.

The citation states that "Among the male cases studied, nearly half reported that they were not exclusively heterosexual. Among these men, a history of receptive anal intercourse and a history of 15 or more sexual partners each increased the risk of anal cancer sevenfold." I could find no reference to a seven-fold increase in risk among women, whether due to anal sex or anything else.

I suggest that the sentence in the article be removed, or be modified to refer only to men, and to include the fact that it's the combination of receptive anal intercourse AND a history of 15 or more sexual partners causing the increase, and not the receptive anal intercourse alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Anal sex does not cause anal cancer. It is HPV infection from anal sex that can lead to an increased risk of anal cancer. The act of anal sex alone is not proven to increase the risk of anal cancer. This and the anal sex article on wikipedia is presenting this information incorrectly.

-FrodoCloud79 FrodoCloud79 (talk) 04:06, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

The The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to HPV research and support of anal cancer (and other HPV-related cancer) sufferers, has information on risk factors as well as a lot more information (prevention, screening, treatment): They state that "The National Cancer Institute predicts that in 2013 7,060 people will be diagnosed with anal cancer in the United States. This is a significant increase from the 5,820 people (3,680 women and 2,140 men) diagnosed in 2011. In the United Kingdom, about 1,100 people are diagnosed with anal cancer each year." Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 17:27, 6 August 2014 (UTC)


The intro says it is caused by Rasengan. I've never heard of it before. Is that an actual condition, or is it wiki vandalism (it's a ninja move in Naruto)? If nobody can provide a source I say we should remove it. BrotherSulayman (talk) 01:35, 16 March 2011 (UTC)


Removed the uncited prognosis statistics NVAnon (talk) 23:10, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Five year survival rate statement in the lede has been corrected to the correct percentage and qualifications added. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 15:40, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Symptoms jiggled.[edit]

Neither the source cited, nor others, mention a symptom of "bloating". I deleted it and added "pain or pressure", important signs when they occur. See the cited webpage. Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 06:44, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

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