Anal Cancer


Anal Cancer: The Basics

The anus is an organ that helps you control moving stool from the rectum to the outside of the body. Anal cancer is caused by anal cells growing out of control. This article provides basic information about anal cancer, its staging and how it is treated. 

Surgical Procedures: Surgery and Staging for Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is cancer of the anus. Surgery can be used to not only stage this cancer but also as a form of treatment. This article will review these surgical procedures, possible risks and how to care for yourself after surgery. 

Surgical Procedures: Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgical procedure that is done to connect the colon to the surface of the abdomen, allowing stool to pass into a collection bag.

Blogs

Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Anal Cancer
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
April 15, 2012

Do People Really Understand HPV?
by James M. Metz, MD
April 4, 2011

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