Anal cancer

Anal cancer starts in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the bowel.

It is a rare cancer, which is more common in people over the age of 50 years, and slightly more common in women than men.

The Cancer Institute NSW recommends that all people with cancer have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Use our Canrefer website to find multidisciplinary teams and specialist centres in NSW and ACT.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be stressful and confusing. Having the right information can help you talk to your cancer care team and be more involved in your care.