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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms of anal cancer, including:

  • Bleeding from the anus or rectum

  • Pain or itching in the anal area

  • Abnormal discharge from the anus

  • Change in bowel movement size

  • Lump near the anus

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the anal/groin area

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