Anal cancer

If you’re affected by anal cancer, you may have many questions about how it is diagnosed, treatment options, side effects and how to stay well. You can find trustworthy information about all aspects of your experience below.

Anal Cancer factsheet
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  • What type of anal cancer do I have? What part of the anus is affected? Has the cancer spread?
  • What treatment do you recommend? What are the risks and possible side effects?
  • Are there any other treatment options for me?
  • Will the treatment affect my sexual function or pleasure? Will the treatment affect my fertility?
  • Do I have HPV? Can I pass on HPV to my partner? Should I or my partner get vaccinated against HPV?
  • Are there any clinical trials or studies I could join?
  • How often will I need check-ups? Can I examine myself in between check-ups?
  • If the cancer comes back, how will I know? What treatments could I then have?

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