Anal cancer is cancer that starts in the anus. The anus is also called the anal canal.
Find out about possible symptoms of anal cancer and when to see your doctor.
Many anal cancers are linked to lifestyle or other risk factors. Having these risk factors does not mean that you will definitely develop cancer.
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.
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.
Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.
Getting practical and emotional support can help you cope with a diagnosis of cancer, life during treatment and life after cancer.
Search our clinical trials database for all cancer trials and studies recruiting in the UK
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