Finding a provider who knows how to screen for anal precancer is a great step to learning more about your anal health. Locate a provider near you here.
- How do I find a provider who screens for anal precancer?
- What is HPV and what role does it play in anal cancer?
- My loved one has been diagnosed with anal cancer. How do I help?
- How do I find support?
- How do I manage anal cancer treatment side effects?
- What is anal cancer?
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is a skin virus that is transmitted through intimate contact. HPV can be either low-risk or high-risk. High-risk strains may result in 6 different HPV-related cancers including anal cancer. To learn more about HPV and HPV-related cancers, click here.
Going through an anal cancer diagnosis with a loved one can be very difficult and you may not know where to start. Learn more about anal cancer here and access the resources you need during this time here.
It may be difficult to locate the necessary information and resources needed to go through an anal cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation provides resources like our Peer to Peer Support Program and links to other helpful programs
to help you navigate your diagnosis and treatments. Click here to learn more.
Treatment can bring on immediate side effects, long-term side effects, as well as late effects that occur long after treatment has concluded. Because of this, it is important to understand how treatment can affect your body and how best to manage the changes that occur. For more information on side-effects and how to manage them, click here.
Anal cancer is a disease that occurs in the anus and about 7,200 people in the US and 1,200 in the UK will be diagnosed with anal cancer in 2015. While anal cancer is uncommon, the number of people diagnosed with this is steadily increasing. To learn more about anal cancer and anal cancer treatment, click here.