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What is the prognosis of Anal Cancer?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 28, 2011
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  • Anal cancer is a rare cancer form that starts in the anus.
  • The prognosis depends on the size of the tumour.
  • Location of the tumour in the anus also affects prognosis.
  • The chance of survival suffers when lymph nodes get cancer.

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Anal cancer is a rare cancer form that starts in the anus -- the opening at the end of the rectum. When diagnosed early, anal cancer is highly treatable.

 

anal cancer prognosis

 

When the cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is quite high. But after the cancer has spread to surrounding lymph nodes, the same five-year survival drops down. The prognosis is not so good if the cancer has spread to distant organs.

Anal cancer is primarily treated with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery is only for patients failing the above therapy. The treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, location of tumor is in the anus, whether the patient has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and whether cancer remains after initial treatment or has recurred.

 

There are certain factors that affect the prognosis and treatment. The prognosis depends on the following:

  • The size of the tumor
  • Where the tumor is in the anus
  • Whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes

 

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  • Hem Darjee10 Oct 2012
    A small soft tumor is in the anus/anal. So please adivse me
  • Hem Darjee10 Oct 2012
    My wife aged 35 years after delvering two children she got one small soft type tumor just one inch below/inside anal. So please advise me what it is and how can I get reed of this proble, as my wife fear about and could not discuss openly with the doctor also. In Guwahati consulted with two -three doctors but no positive advise I got.