Decorative image

Radiotherapy for anal cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to kill anal cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy to get rid of an early cancer. Or it can be used to relieve symptoms such as bleeding if the cancer has spread.

Planning radiotherapy

See how you have a planning scan and what happens during your radiotherapy planning session.

Radiotherapy treatment

External radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. Read about when and how you have radiotherapy.

Side effects of radiotherapy

Find out about the side effects of external radiotherapy and how to cope with them.

Long term side effects of radiotherapy

Read about long term side effects of external radiotherapy for anal cancer and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

Information and help