Understanding anal cancer

Find out more about the anus and different types of anal cancer.

  • The anus

    The anus is the opening at the end of the large bowel. Stools pass through the anus when leaving the body.

  • Types of anal cancer

    There are different types of anal cancer. The most common type of anal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma.

  • Signs and symptoms of anal cancer

    If you notice any unusual symptoms in the anal area, tell your GP.

Living with anal cancer

Tania talks about her experience of living with anal cancer, how she felt after diagnosis and the difficulty she had finding other people who have had rare cancers.

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Living with anal cancer

Tania talks about her experience of living with anal cancer, how she felt after diagnosis and the difficulty she had finding other people who have had rare cancers.

About our cancer information videos