What is Anal Cancer?
Anal cancer is a rare disease, affecting around 398 people a year in Australia (AIHW). It is slightly more common in women than in men.
The outlook for anal cancer is often better than for other types of bowel cancer, especially when caught in the earlier stages.
The anus (back passage) is the 4 cm long end portion of the large bowel, which opens to allow solid waste to exit the body.