Basic Summary for Anal Cancer


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Main name of condition: Anal Cancer
Other names or spellings: Anal tumor, Anus cancer, Anus tumor, Cancer of the anus


What is Anal Cancer?
  Brief description of Anal Cancer: Cancer of the anus or anal area.
  Parent types of Anal Cancer: Cancer, Anal conditions, Anorectal disorders
  Organs Affected by Anal Cancer: anus
  Types of Anal Cancer: Anal squamous cell carcinoma (epidermoid carcinoma), Bowen's disease, Anal small cell carcinoma
How many people get Anal Cancer?
  Incidence (annual) of Anal Cancer: 3,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate of Anal Cancer: approx 1 in 69,743 or 0.00% or 3,900 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Anal Cancer?
  Deaths for Anal Cancer: 580 estimated deaths for anus/anal canal/anorectum cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
What causes Anal Cancer?
  Class of Condition for Anal Cancer: cancer
  Causes of Anal Cancer: see causes of Anal Cancer
Can anyone else get Anal Cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
Society issues for Anal Cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Anal Cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Anal Cancer:
  • 0.02% (2,712) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (16,001) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.37% (46,755) of hospital consultant episodes were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.076% (39,731) of hospital bed days were for benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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