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  • 201-833-3000

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  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

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  • 201-833-3300

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  • 201-833-7040

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Anal Cancer


Anal cancer occurs in the anal canal. It arises in the lining of the anus, which is like skin. It is different than rectal cancer, which develops in the lining at the end of the intestine.

Approximately 8,800 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year; two-thirds of them are women. A history of infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) increases the risk of developing anal cancer.

The Patricia Lynch Cancer Center at Holy Name has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and skilled medical oncologists, colorectal surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses and support staff to treat anal cancer. Together they provide a compassionate, unified approach in creating a personal strategy for each patient's unique medical, emotional and lifestyle needs.