What causes anal cancer?
Anal cancer occurs when cells around the anal canal begin to grow at an abnormal rate.
The most common form of anal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which begins in the cells that line the anal canal.
Anal cancer treatment
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anal cancer, the Baylor Scott & White Health team is here to answer any questions you may have.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of anal cancer, and personal preferences. Anal cancer treatment options may include:
- Local resection
- Abdominoperineal resection
- Radiation therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Find cancer support
We have an entire network of support resources designed just for you across Texas—from diagnosis to after you finish cancer treatment. Whether it’s coordinating your care or connecting you with other survivors, we’ll arm you with support for your fight.
Get started today by contacting a patient navigator or exploring one of our many programs.
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