Decorative image

Living with anal cancer

There is support available during and after treatment to help you cope. 


Coping with cancer can be difficult. There is help and support available. There are things you can do, people to help and ways to cope with a diagnosis of anal cancer.

Coping with a colostomy after anal cancer

Find out about coping with a colostomy after anal cancer.

Sex life

Find out about how anal cancer, and its treatment, can affect your sex life and relationships.


Find out how you might need to change your diet after treatment for anal cancer. 

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to anal cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and books

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with anal cancer and treatment. You can also find out about suppliers of stoma appliances.

Last reviewed: 
16 Apr 2019

Information and help