Anal Melanoma

The anorectum is the third most common site for melanoma following the skin and eye. Female to male ratio is 2:1 and the disease affects people most commonly in their sixties. Rectal bleeding, anal pain and the presence of a mass in the anal canal are the most common symptoms. The lesion is often advanced at the time of presentation and systemic symptoms are common.

On physical examination, a pigmented lesion can occasionally be seen in the anal canal. However, a significant percentage of these lesions are amelanotic and therefore may present without any pigmentation.

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Complete Guide to Preventing Skin Cancer. We all know enough to fear the name, just as we do the words tumor and malignant. But apart from that, most of us know very little at all about cancer, especially skin cancer in itself. If I were to ask you to tell me about skin cancer right now, what would you say? Apart from the fact that its a cancer on the skin, that is.

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