Symtoms of anal cancer

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Anal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in tissues of the anus. The anus is the opening of the rectum to the outside of the body and at the end of the GI tract. Sometimes anal cancer causes no symptoms at all. But bleeding is often the first sign of the disease.

Anal cancer

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Muscles anal sphincters that surround the anal canal relax to allow waste to leave your body. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that occurs in the anal canal. The anal canal is a short tube at the end of your rectum through which stool leaves your body. Most people with anal cancer are treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

Anal Cancer

Back to Health A to Z. The symptoms of anal cancer are often similar to more common and less serious conditions affecting the anus, such as piles haemorrhoids and small tears or sores called anal fissures. See a GP if you develop any of these symptoms. While they're unlikely to be caused by anal cancer, it's best to get them checked out. They may feel your tummy and carry out a rectal examination.
See your GP if you develop any of the above symptoms. While they're unlikely to be caused by anal cancer, it's best to get them checked out. They may feel your tummy and carry out a rectal examination. The person should receive an appointment within two weeks. If these tests suggest you have anal cancer, you may have some scans to check whether the cancer has spread.