Types of Treatment for Anal Cancer
Different types of treatment have different goals. Below is a list of different anal cancer treatments and their goals. You may have more than 1 of these treatments:
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anal cancer, you may want to consider getting a second opinion. Some insurance companies require a second opinion for such diagnoses. According to the American Cancer Society, it is very rare that the time it will take to get a second opinion will have a negative impact on your treatment. The peace of mind a second opinion provides may be well worth the effort.
Research is ongoing in the field of anal cancer. New medicines and treatments are tested in clinical trials. You may also hear the term clinical study used to describe this type of research. Before starting treatment, ask your doctor if there are any clinical trials you should check on.