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Your treatment depends on where in the anus your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Treatment decisions

Your doctor considers a number of factors when deciding what treatment you need. Find out more about how they make the decision, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Radiotherapy for anal cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill anal cancer cells.


Find out about chemotherapy for anal cancer.


Find out about having chemotherapy and radiotherapy together for anal cancer and how you have it.


You might have surgery for very early anal cancer. Or you if your cancer comes back or hasn't gone completely after chemoradiotherapy. 

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for anal cancer.

Information and help