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Anal cancer is a rare malignancy that starts in the anus. When found early, this type of cancer is highly curable.
About half of all anal cancers are diagnosed before the malignancy has spread beyond the primary site, while about a third are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes only and 10 percent are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to distant organs.
When it is found early, anal cancer is highly curable.