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Learn About Anal Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing anal cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Anal Cancer.

Anal Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of anal cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Anal Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing anal cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from anal cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

Get Involved

You can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today. 

Online Support Communities

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Facing anal cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and