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Posted on Jan. 22, 2020, 12:12 a.m.
I am looking for suggestions .... I am a cancer survivor but I still have symptoms that I have to live with. I had rectal cancer and now I have situations and I am unable to leave my house. It make... read more
Posted on Jan. 7, 2020, 6:04 a.m.
Although there are no screening guidelines for anal cancer at this time, individuals who are at risk can talk to their doctors about tests or procedures. These include rectal exams and anal Pap tes... read more
Posted on Jan. 7, 2020, 6:03 a.m.
Anal cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to grow in the anal canal, the final segment of the large intestine. Symptoms of anal cancer include bleeding, stool mixed with visible blood, pain, the... read more
Posted on Sept. 17, 2019, 10:50 p.m.
2 x Anal Cancer survivor stage 4 Bone cancer stage 3, stage 1 Breast cancer.
Posted on Sept. 6, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
I have a walnut sized tumor in my anal canal! Doctors have told me that they will first remove the tumor and then begin the standard treatment of radiation and chemotherapy. Is this the right thing... read more
Posted on Aug. 5, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Have anyone noticed anal tumor bleed? Mine tumor is mostly external and started bleeding this morning and can't seem to get it stop. What can I do to stop it? Any advice is highly appreciated.
Posted on July 15, 2019, 1:34 p.m.
Good Morning everyone, I am looking for suggestions for a pillow or cushion to sit on. Can anyone tell me from where I can purchase good ones before I start my treatment. I just want to be prepared... read more
Posted on July 6, 2019, 1:05 p.m.
Hello Community Members, Hope you are doing great. Recently, we came to know that most people here don't know from where to accept friend requests and read messages. So, we decided to post it her... read more
Posted on July 3, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
I am starting my 5th week of radiation day after tomorrow. It is now really getting painful. I am on Rad x, A&D, Aguaphor, sitz baths, and Tylenol. l can hardly sit and walk well. Can anyone here h... read more
Posted on June 28, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
Being a cancer FIGHTER, there are always a lot of questions and doubts in our mind. And who can answer them better than a SURVIVOR. So all the FIGHTERS in the group can ask what's there in their m... read more

Welcome to Anal Cancer Forum and Support Group

In our Anal cancer social media platform, you can share your feelings and experiences with other community members either publicly or privately by sending a direct message.

Share what are your concerns and what to do you want to learn from others experiences in our Anal Cancer support community. As a caregiver, you can ask for help and tips to provide a good care to your family member who is having anal cancer. Our forum members will try their level best to support and guide you in your journey as a fighter, a survivor, or a caregiver. 

Also, you can find authentic information in our anal cancer articles where we explain what are its risk factors, symptoms, staging, and various treatment options available. 

Join a cancer support group can help you to cope up with your anxiety and stress. You can talk with other people who can understand what you are going through as they also have been in similar situations. 

About Anal Cancer:

Anal cancer is a type of cancer in which malignant cells are formed in the anus region. The anus is the opening where the gastrointestinal tract ends and exits the body and it is below the rectum. 

According to American Cancer Society, this year, an estimated 8,300 adults (2,770 men and 5,530) women in the United States and 1500 adults in the UK will be diagnosed with anal cancer

Types of Anal Cancer: 

  1. Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Nearly 90% of anal cancers develop in the squamous cells lining the anal canal and anal margin.
  2. Basal Cell Carcinoma - Type of skin cancer which develops in the area around the anus. 
  3. Adenocarcinoma - This is a rare form (5 out of 100 of all anal cancers)  of anal cancer which develop in the glandular cells that make mucus.
  4. Malignant Melanoma - This is also a rare form of anal cancer (1 in 100 of all anal cancers) that develops from cells called melanocytes.

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    3. Be kind to others and any use of foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. 
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