Symptoms of anal cancer

Find out about possible symptoms of anal cancer and when to see your doctor.

Risks and causes of anal cancer

Many anal cancers are linked to lifestyle or other risk factors. Having these risk factors does not mean that you will definitely develop cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms including what they are, when you get them and whether anything you do makes them better or worse.

Stages and types

Find out about number and TNM staging and the grades and types of anal cancer.


Find out about survival for anal cancer.


Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Practical and emotional support

Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer, life during treatment and life after cancer.

Information and help