Anal cancer rates quadruple among UK women in past 40 yearsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3747 (Published 06 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3747
- Jacqui Wise
- 1London, UK
The rate of anal cancer in women has risen steeply since the mid-1970s, from 0.4 per 100 000 to 1.8 per 100 000 in 2009-11, according to new UK figures.1 Cancer Research UK’s figures show that cases of anal cancer in men have also risen, from 0.4 per 100 000 in 1975-77 to 1.2 per 100 000 in 2009-11.
In 2011 there were 1175 new cases of anal cancer in the United Kingdom: 414 in men and 761 in women, giving a male:female ratio …
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