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Having unprotected sex, either anal or vaginally, raises your risk of becoming infected with HPV.Smoking is also associated with a higher risk of anal cancer, according to information I gleaned from the National Cancer Institute website, possibly because it inhibits immune function.However, scientists estimate that there were 24,000 new cases of anal cancer reported in 2008. Anal cancers are more common in women in the over 50 age group.However, when looking at younger populations, they're much more common in men.Both are predominately caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.In fact, a 2004 study of 6,000 anal cancer patients (the majority of whom were women) found that 73 percent of the patients tested positive for the strain HPV-16, one of the strains that the Gardasil vaccine protects against.Actress Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with anal cancer today at the age of 62. Anal cancer is one of those cancers no one likes to talk about because it's, well, anal cancer.
Studies suggest that anal cancer rates have doubled over the past 20 years.
Anal cancer risk is associated with the practice of unprotected anal sex.
That's in large part because of the potential for HPV infection during anal sex.
Be sure you have an HPV test along with your regular Pap smear.
If you test positive for a cancer-causing strain and have had anal sex, talk to your doctor about methods for detecting anal abnormalities before they turn cancerous.