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Anal cancer

 Men and women discussing anal cancer

Find out about cancer of the anus, including symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose, treatments (including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and chemoradiotherapy) and current research. The living with anal cancer pages cover coping with your diagnosis, diet, managing a colostomy (stoma) and how treatment might affect your sex life.

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Updated: 4 July 2016