anal cancer

Pronunciation: (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: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the lower digestive system, showing the colon and other organs.

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2006-11-07