Anal cancer is a type of cancer which arises from the anus, the distal orifice of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a distinct entity from the more common colorectal cancer. The etiology, risk factors, clinical progression, staging, and treatment are all different. Anal cancer is typically a squamous cell carcinoma that arises near the squamocolumnar junction. It may be keratinizing (basaloid) or non-keratinizing (cloacogenic). Other types of anal carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, sarcoma or melanoma.
Volgens die hospitaalrekords was ek 35 jaar en 7 maande. (Tipies vrou het ek natuurlik nie ‘n dag ouer as 27 gevoel nie!) Ek is gelukkig getroud met 2 pragtige dogters, Johané (8) en Annika (3). Ons het alles wat ‘n mens op hierdie ouderdom kan begeer... Read more
The most important support I needed after my diagnosis was to simply talk to others who understood. Read more
Why cancer Buddies? I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December 2005. I remember quite clearly my initial need for information about cancer. What the prognosis was, what the treatment options were, how long would the treatment be? etc, etc. All these questions related to the technical or clinical side of the disease. I was... Read more