Anal cancer recurrence is one of the major concerns of the people suffering from this cancer worldwide. The cases of anal cancer are consistently increasing and so are its chances of recurrence. Women are more prone to the disease as compared to men. Recurrence of anal cancer usually occurs due to improper treatment or medication and weakness in the immune system of the person. What is anal cancer recurrence? Cancerous tumors are formed primarily by the malignant cells.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for anal cancer. When making treatment plan decisions, you are encouraged to consider clinical trials as an option. A clinical trial is a research study that tests a new approach to treatment. Doctors want to learn whether the new treatment is safe, effective, and possibly better than the standard treatment.
Your general health can also affect what treatment you have. Your doctor considers a number of factors when deciding which treatment you need. Find out how they make the decision, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage. You might have chemoradiotherapy if you have anal cancer. Read about how you have it and the possible side effects.
The anus is the end of the large intestine , below the rectum , through which stool solid waste leaves the body. The anus is formed partly from the outer skin layers of the body and partly from the intestine. Two ring-like muscles, called sphincter muscles, open and close the anal opening and let stool pass out of the body. Enlarge Anatomy of the lower digestive system, showing the colon and other organs. The skin around the outside of the anus is called the perianal area.