The options for treating anal cancer depend on several factors;

  • the type and stage of your cancer
  • your overall physical health
  • your personal preferences about treatments and their side effects


The 3 main types of treatments used to treat testicular  cancers are:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Most anal cancers are treated with a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which is known as chemoradiotherapy

Most men who have been diagnosed with anal cancer will undergo some form of treatment for the disease. The most favourable course of treatment will depend on a number of factors, including the size and location of the  tumour, the stage of the cancer, and results of other laboratory tests.

It is important to discuss all of your treatment options, including their goals and possible side effects, with your doctors to help make the decision that best fits your needs.

It’s also very important to ask questions if there is anything you’re not sure about

Your treating doctor or specialist will discuss treatment types and level of treatment required depending on the severity and stage of your cancer