2 responses to “Anal cancer: information to get you out of the dark!”

  1. For women who have had a previous genital HPV-related lesion (such as high grade dysplasia or cancer of the cervix), is there a role in vaccination if they are age >45, to reduce risk of anal CA?

  2. There are HPV tests available through the colposcopy service. They were available at some cost in Ontario in 2006 as a patient paid test, like screening PSA in BC.
    This would be an interesting adjunct to screening for anal HPV as it would not take much special expertise to obtain samples.
    Note that Pap testing in Ontario used a liquid and broom technique, which made addition of the HPV assessment a bit easier, likely not as easy with the brush and fixed slide used in B/C,

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