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Anal Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of anal cancer. Find out how anal cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding cancer early often allows for more treatment options.  Some early cancers may cause signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.


After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Anal Cancer

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.