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The three treatment options for anal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. We explain a little more about how each type works and what you may experience with each.

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In almost all cases, anal cancer is caused by HPV, a virus that nearly every person has at some point in their life. However there are other risk factors as well. We discuss these and link to resources that can help you reduce your risk.

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We provide a list of questions that may help guide your conversations with medical providers. These can be applicable to you at any stage of your treatment and diagnosis.

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The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation provides a free Peer-to-Peer Support program that matches anal cancer thrivers (our word for survivors) and caregivers with thriver volunteers and caregiver volunteers. Join today!

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The three treatment options for anal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. We explain more about how each type works and what you may experience with each.

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Treatment can often have serious and difficult side effects which can vary from person to person. We outline the side effects that occur with anal cancer treatment.

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While an HPV infection itself cannot be cured, some of the effects of the infection, such as warts and precancerous lesions, can be treated to remove or lessen their effects or prevent them from progressing to anything more serious. We discuss some of the options.

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The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation provides a free Peer-to-Peer Support program that matches anal cancer thrivers (our word for survivors) and caregivers with thriver volunteers and caregiver volunteers. Join today!

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The responsibilities of being a caregiver are complex and can feel overwhelming at times. It is also one of the most rewarding things you can do, despite its challenges. Here we provide tips to ensure that you become and remain a successful caregiver for your loved one with anal cancer.

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The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation provides a free Peer-to-Peer Support program that matches anal cancer thrivers (our word for survivors) and caregivers with thriver volunteers and caregiver volunteers. Join today!

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The three treatment options for anal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. We explain a little more about how each type works and what you may experience with each.

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We depend on supporters like you to help improve the lives of anal cancer thrivers and advance research focused on eradication of HPV and 5% of cancers. Take action today!

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Treatment can often have serious and difficult side effects which can vary from person to person. We outline the side effects that occur with anal cancer treatment.

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Volunteer Thrivers can help their fellow thrivers learn more about their treatment and treatment side effects, become their own health advocates, and be more aware of what life is like after treatment. Thriver Volunteers empower them with the resources, information and emotional support to thrive. Volunteer today!

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We depend on supporters like you to help improve the lives of anal cancer thrivers and advance research focused on eradication of HPV and 5% of cancers. Take action today!

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The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation provides a free Peer-to-Peer Support program that matches anal cancer thrivers (our word for survivors) and caregivers with thriver volunteers and caregiver volunteers. Join today!

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Thriver Stories

Jeffrey, US

Jeffrey, US

My name is Jeffrey. I’m 53 years old, and I happily reside in beautiful San...

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Sue D., UK

Sue D., UK

My name is Sue Dobbs, I am a 46 year-old married mum with two children aged...

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Crissy, US

Crissy, US

My story began in November 2009, when I thought I had a hemorrhoid. I remember...

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