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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer de ano

Anal cancer (AY-nul KAN-ser)
Cancer that forms in tissues of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum (last part of the large intestine) to the outside of the body.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.