Learning from others about their experience with anal cancer can be helpful, informative and a great way to feel connected. Read and listen to stories from fellow community members about their experiences with anal cancer. Remember that these stories and the treatments described below are those of individual thrivers and may not reflect your experiences and treatment. Please ask your doctor before engaging in any activities mentioned in these stories to make sure they are right for you.

Want to share your story? E-mail us at info@analcancerfoundation.org with ‘Share my Thriver Story’ in the subject line.

Richard

Richard

My story is not that different, I suspect, from many others in this country during...

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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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Calvin

Calvin

My name is Calvin, I am 53, and I was diagnosed with anal cancer on...

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Clare

Clare

Hi, my name is Clare and I am from the UK. I was diagnosed with...

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Florence

Florence

On October 28, 2010, I received a diagnosis of stage IIIB anal cancer. This diagnosis...

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Jan

Jan

My name is Jan and I live on the outskirts of London, in the United...

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Karen

Karen

My name is Karen. My journey started in the early autumn of 2009, even though...

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Michele

Michele

My name is Michele and I was diagnosed with stage 4 anal cancer in February...

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Marshall

Marshall

I am a retired diplomat and university professor. In the spring of 2010 I was...

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Martha

Martha

I am a 57 year-old female who, in May 2008 at the age of 54,...

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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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Connie, US

Connie, US

I was diagnosed with anal cancer in October 2013 at the age of 49. I...

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Eliz, UK

Eliz, UK

Christmas 2010. Like everyone it was an extremely busy time of year and it was...

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Gail, US

Gail, US

I am the luckiest woman in the world. How is that possible you say, for...

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Lori, US

Lori, US

In May 2008 I was 49 and was in top physical condition. I hiked several...

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Phil, UK

Phil, UK

I am Phil, and I live in London, England. I was diagnosed with anal cancer...

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Sheri, US

Sheri, US

Hi Friends! “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong...

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Steven, US

Steven, US

In 2005 I developed a lump on my sphincter just outside the anal canal. My...

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Sue B., US

Sue B., US

Prior to my diagnosis of anal cancer in the summer of 2013, I had repeated...

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Tony, US

Tony, US

Six years ago (Mar 2009, Aged 55) I experienced an episode of rectal bleeding during...

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