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What farrah fawcett can teach us about anal cancer its on the rise, but women can take steps to protect themselves. according to the american cancer society, women with a history of cervical cancer (or pre-cancer) have an increased risk of anal cancer. Receiving anal sex is strongly related to your risk of getting anal cancer. Anal cancer accounts for about 1-2 of all cancers of the intestines. Far less common than colorectal cancer, anal cancer affects about one in 500 people in their lifetime versus one in 22 people. The number of anal cancer cases has been steadily growing for years. Actress marcia cross (desperate housewives) and her doctors revealed wednesday that they believe her battle with anal cancer was caused by the same human papillomavirus (hpv) that lead to her. Your risk of developing anal cancer depends on many things, including age and lifestyle factors. Hpv is associated with a number of cancers in both women and men, including anal cancer. Anal cancer risk is associated with the practice of unprotected anal sex. Thats in large part because of the potential for hpv infection during anal sex. How does hpv cause cancer? Hpv does not directly give you cancer, but it causes changes in the cells its infected (for example, in the throat or cervix) and these cells can then become cancerous. If cell changes do happen, it can take a long time, even decades.