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    Anal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Anal Cancer


    Certain factors affect the prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

    The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following:

    • The size of the tumor.
    • Where the tumor is in the anus.
    • Whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

    The treatment options depend on the following:

    • The stage of the cancer.
    • Where the tumor is in the anus.
    • Whether the patient has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    • Whether cancer remains after initial treatment or has recurred.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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