True or false: Anal cancer is a sexually transmitted disease.
True (in most cases). The incidence of anal cancer has been increasing over the last 30 to 40 years, likely related to the prevalence of the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is the cause of 80 percent to 90 percent of anal cancer cases.
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