Cancer that occurs in the inner lining of the anal canal is an uncommon type and is called Anal cancer. The short tube which is at the end of the rectum which is the way through which stool leaves the body is known as the anal canal. Even though combining the anal cancer treatments increases the possibility of cure, the combined treatments might also lead to an increase in the risk of side effects.
Several factors have been found to increase the risk of anal cancer, including:
Many sexual partners
History of cancer
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Drugs or conditions that suppress your immune system
Anal cancer signs and symptoms include:
Combined chemotherapy and radiation
The best approach for treating Anal cancers often combines 2 or more treatments. In the past, surgery was the only way to cure anal cancer, but now most anal cancers are treated with radiation and chemotherapy combined. Surgery is often not needed. Radiation therapy along with Chemotherapy is typically administered during the first week and the fifth week.