Anal Cancer—Patient Version

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Overview

Anal cancer cases have been increasing over several decades. Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the major risk factor for anal cancer. Explore the links on this page to learn more about anal cancer prevention, treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Treatment

PDQ Treatment Information for Patients

Causes & Prevention

PDQ Prevention Information for Patients

More information

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for anal cancer.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care