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Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Kristen Rogers
reports for CNN on Nov. 19, 2019:

Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time.

"Our findings of the dramatic rise in incidence among black millennials and white women, rising rates of distant-stage disease, and increases in anal cancer mortality rates are very concerning," the study's lead author, Ashish A. Deshmukh, an assistant professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, said in a statement. "Given the historical perception that anal cancer is rare, it is often neglected."

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:11
 


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