Screening Women to Prevent Anal Cancer: Who and How?
August 28, 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Eastern)
The incidence of anal cancer in women has doubled over the past two decades as a result of anal HPV. Anal HPV infections in women are quite common, in fact, HPV is more commonly detected in the anus than in the cervix. Women with anal cancer often feel highly stigmatized, even though anal HPV infections may occur in the absence of a history of anal sex. This webinar will review the epidemiology of anal HPV and anal cancer in women, will describe the assessment for anal cancer that can be incorporated into an annual exam, and will review prevention strategies, including the detection of anal cancer precursors, which when treated may prevent progression to anal cancer.
Elizabeth Stier, MD
Elizabeth Stier is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine and vice chair of the HPV working group of the NCI sponsored AIDS Malignancy Consortium. She is a clinical researcher with a particular interest in the prevention of anogenital HPV-associated cancers in HIV-positive men and women.
ASCCP Members: FREE
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses working in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecology oncology, oncology, internal medicine, family medicine and general practice.
Upon completion of this live educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify who is at increased risk for anal cancer;
- Analyze anal HPV in women and in anal cancer;
- Assess for anal cancer with history and physical exam – the perianus and digital anal rectal exam (DARE);
- Explain other anal cancer screening modalities such as anal cytology/HPV testing/high resolution anoscopy.
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This webinar is partially supported by an independent education grant from BD Diagnostics.