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Anal Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to 1 person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for anal cancer?

These are 2018 statistics about anal cancer:

  • Anal cancer is not very common. About 8,580 people in the United States will be told they have anal cancer this year.

  • This cancer is more common in women than in men.

  • About 1,160 people will die from anal cancer this year. Certain risk factors for anal cancer may put you at higher risk.

Source: American Cancer Society

Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Gersten, Todd, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2016
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