Treatment for anal cancer
Stages I and II
Keep friends and family close.
Clinical trials of newer treatments might also be useful for people with recurrent anal cancer.
Based on your treatment options, you might have different types of doctors on your treatment team.
Ask your doctor about your anal cancer, including the stage of your cancer, your treatment options and, if you like, your prognosis.
How severe are your symptoms?
Clinical trials are one way to get state-of-the art cancer treatment.
Chemo might not cure the cancer, but it can often help control it and reduce any symptoms it's causing.
Treatment of Anal Cancer, by Stage Who treats anal cancer?
Are there brochures or other printed material that I can take with me?
What websites do you recommend?
Write down key personal information, including major stresses or recent life changes.
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specially trained professionals.
Radiation therapy and chemotherapy chemo are rarely needed.
For some people, the cancer will come back in distant sites or organs in the body.