Following the diagnosis and staging of anal cancer, cancer specialists at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center develop a personalized treatment plan.
Anal margin cancer, otherwise known as “perianal cancer” is treated with surgery to remove the growth.
Anal canal cancer is usually treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery is rarely needed in cases of anal canal cancer.
In all cases of anal cancer, Penn cancer specialists are committed to doing everything they can to conserve the anus and anal tissue.
Penn’s treatment options for anal margin cancer include:
Penn’s treatment options for anal canal cancer include:
Other possible treatment options for anal margin and canal cancer include:
Because navigating a cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult, patients who wish to connect with a cancer specialist at Penn Medicine can speak with a cancer nurse, who can help them make an appointment with the right physician.
To connect with a cancer nurse at Penn Medicine, patients should call 800-789-PENN (7366).