Anal cancer

Posted by lawdsky @lawdsky, Aug 16 11:56am

I noticed something of the size of cowpea popped out at the outer tip of my anal tract about 8 years ago, then it disappeared after some days. About 4 years later, it popped out again, and as it did before, I was hoping it’d disappear, but this time it came and stays (I hope it disappears again by God’s grace😭). Unlike the first, this time I’ve had bloody stooling, itching at the outer part of my anal tract, and little pains and strain in my anus. The bleeding lasted for about few weeks, and stopped. Alas, that thing like cowpea seems to grow bigger. Since it grows, I concluded its tumor and it’s anal cancer. I’m an engineering student, with little medical and health knowledge. I know it’s best to seek doctor's attention in this situation, but coming from a broken home, raised by a single mum, struggling with ends-meet, I couldn’t afford medical treatment and I could not afford to put my mom in emotional distress, adding to what’s on ground. This is the first time I’m sharing this anywhere.
This cancer has caused me to lose almost half of my weight when I was just a teenager, now weighs little above 40kg. I also do not have appetite to eat like I used to.
I found Mayoclinic for solution. I’m from Nigeria, and I need help to get rid of this cause it causes me depression, inferiority, low esteem, poor concentration on my studies e.t.c.

I NEED HELP!

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Hi @lawdsky, you need medical attention from a health care professional. Members here on Mayo Clinic Connect cannot provide a diagnosis. Please seek the care of a doctor. It may not be cancer.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @lawdsky, you need medical attention from a health care professional. Members here on Mayo Clinic Connect cannot provide a diagnosis. Please seek the care of a doctor. It may not be cancer.

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So sad I’m ashamed to talk to someone about it, involving anal and stuff. I’m very timid when it comes to anything related to my private part. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your comment @colleenyoung

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@lawdsky

So sad I’m ashamed to talk to someone about it, involving anal and stuff. I’m very timid when it comes to anything related to my private part. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your comment @colleenyoung

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@lawdsky I agree With @colleenyoung that it's important to get medical attention from a professional. We cannot provide medical advice or a diagnosis here on Mayo Clinic Connect.

You've communicated so clearly how very worried you are about this. Please do not jump to the conclusion that you have cancer as what you described could be something else that is benign (not cancer) and treatable. Perhaps your appetite has been affected by your worry? I know that for me when I worry a lot I don't feel like eating and I lose a lot of weight.

Would you please see a medical professional and then come back here and tell me what that person said? The best gift you can give your mum is that you take care of yourself.

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Google this. I heard a news report that they have found a cure for anal cancer. It was just in the test stages but 100 % of those participating in the test were 100% cured. Diane

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My boyfriend got treated for anal cancer about 7yrs ago. He did treatment chemo and radiation. Not going to lie radiation was pretty rough! I know radiation is rough anywhere Anal is sensitive/thin skin. It worked cancer free for about 7yrs. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT!!!

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@digibson

Google this. I heard a news report that they have found a cure for anal cancer. It was just in the test stages but 100 % of those participating in the test were 100% cured. Diane

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Diane, do you have a link to the news article or study? I couldn’t find anything searching the internet.

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Please, Please just take some time away from everything and go to the doctor or the ER to definitely be physically checked out and we are here for support as you go through what you’re sharing. I just believe early detection early cure, I hope everything works out and I pray that you get the medical attention you need soon Lawsky. 🤎🤎🤎🤎

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