Squamous cell anal cancer

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What is squamous cell anal cancer?

The anus is the lower end of the gastrointestinal tract, below the rectum, where bowel movements leave the body. Squamous cell anal carcinoma occurs when the skin cells spread beyond the surface to the deeper layers of the lining in or on the anus and grow uncontrollably.

Common symptoms reported by people with squamous cell anal cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with squamous cell anal cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Image Guided Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with squamous cell anal cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with squamous cell anal cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for squamous cell anal cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
mouth sores (ulcers)
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Image Guided Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with squamous cell anal cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has squamous cell anal cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 7
50s 18
60s 16
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 13
Female 39

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from squamous cell anal cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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