Category - anal
A risk factor is something that increases the risk of developing cancer. Human papillomavirus (hpv) infection is the most important risk factor for anal cancer. Objective although the incidence of anal cancer is higher in women than in men, the reasons for this gender difference are not clear. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for anal cancer in both men and women. Methods we conducted in-person interviews with 102 males and 106 females with squamous or transitional cell carcinoma of the anus and 208 individually matched controls. Your risk of developing anal cancer increases as you get older. Around 25 out of 100 people (around 25) diagnosed with anal cancer each year in the uk are aged 75 and over. Behaviors or medical conditions that either indicate hpv infection or facilitate hpv transmission or persistence are associated with increased risk these include history of hpv-related cancers, high-risk sexual practices such as sex between men, receptive anal intercourse and numerous sexual partners, human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infection, and chronic immunosuppressive states.