A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking or diet, can be changed. Several factors can affect your risk of anal cancer. But having a risk factor, or even several risk factors, does not mean that you will get cancer. Many people with risk factors never develop anal cancer, while others with this disease may have few or no known risk factors. In fact, women with a history of cervical cancer or pre-cancer have an increased risk of anal cancer.
Risk Factors for Anal Cancer
Genital warts: Treatment, causes, and complications
Anal warts also called "condyloma acuminata" are a condition that affects the area around and inside the anus. They may also affect the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, perhaps as small as the head of a pin, and may grow quite large and cover the entire anal area. They usually appear as a flesh or brownish color.
Anal warts condyloma acuminata are caused by the human papilloma virus HPV , the most common sexually transmitted disease STD. The warts affect the area around and inside the anus, but may also develop on the skin of the genital area. They first appear as tiny spots or growths, often as small as a pin head. They can grow quite large and cover the entire anal area. Sexual intercourse is a common way to get infected with HPV.