Marco Tomassi, MD


The Changing Face of Anal Cancer

April 02, 2008

Cancer of the anal canal is a relatively uncommon disease in the United States. It accounts for about 2% of the cancers of the GI tract; about 5000 cases will be diagnosed this year. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (anal SCC) is of particular interest to the infectious disease specialist because it is one of the cancers associated with HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM).