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The association between HIV and anal sex also increases anal cancer risk. Because coinfection with both HIV and HPV increases the likelihood that a high-risk HPV infection will become cancerous. Until recently, cervical cancer was thought to be the main cancer risk associated with HPV infection.
Anal cancers and other genital cancers were thought to be relatively rare.
But we really should discuss it as much as, say, cervical cancer.
However, scientists estimate that there were 24,000 new cases of anal cancer reported in 2008. Anal cancers are more common in women in the over 50 age group.
However, when looking at younger populations, they're much more common in men.
In fact, they're three times those of the highest cervical cancer rate seen in the general population.
It is hard to pin down the overall incidence of anal cancer since it varies strongly between countries and between populations.
Just as has been seen with cervical HPV infections, only a small number of anal HPV infections progress and become cancerous.