Little-Known Disease: Cancer Can Affect Anyone, A Lesson From Farrah Fawcett's Battle
December 28, 2018
Anal cancer is one of the less discussed health problems due to its rareness. This type of cancer is more prevalent in women. There have been over 8,000 new cases of anal cancer reported in 2018 in the US, and these numbers keep growing. It is more likely to affect older people, with average age being around 60 years old.
Although other types of cancer are more common, it’s important to be aware of the risk factors that can potentially lead to anal cancer. They include the following:
- HPV or HIV infections;
- other types of cancer;
- low immunity.
Despite its rareness, anal cancer has already claimed the lives of many people. One of those unfortunate examples was famous actress and model Farrah Fawcett.