Anal cancer vs rectal cancer

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Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, depending on where the cancer starts. Colon and rectal cancers are often identified together since they share many similarities on symptoms, conditions and treatment options. It usually starts as polyps in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Anal cancer affects the anus, and usually starts at the inner lining in the glands and ducts of the anal canal. When it comes to your risk, there are some factors you can change but some that you cannot.

Colorectal and Anal Cancer

Anal cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

The inner lining of the anal canal is the mucosa. Most anal cancers start from cells in the mucosa. Glands and ducts tubes leading from the glands are found under the mucosa. The glands make mucus, which acts as a lubricating fluid.

Addressing an Anal Cancer Diagnosis

Anal cancer occurs in the anus, which is at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. It is different from and less common than colorectal cancer, which is cancer of the colon or rectum. Anal cancer is rare, but the number of new cases is rising.
Can you address the difference between anal cancer and rectal cancer? Does squamous cell always mean the cancer is anal, even if found in the rectum? What if HPV is found in the tumor? Wouldn't this indicate the cancer came from a sexually transmitted virus? Anal cancer is a rare type of cancer that arises from the lining of the anus.