Anal Cancer

Cancer of the anus is a relatively rare lower gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, but the physicians, nurses and staff of Roswell Park treat it every day.

Our experts will create a personalized treatment and recovery plan designed specifically for your unique diagnosis, your needs and your preferences.

Roswell Park physicians play a leadership role in developing the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines that specify the best ways of preventing, detecting and treating specific types of cancer.

Patients with suspected or newly-diagnosed anal cancer may have an initial evaluation within 24 hours. A team member will meet with you to outline further diagnostics, treatment or need for evaluation with the multidisciplinary team.


An accurate analysis by a pathologist is critical in determining the best approach to treatment. Our scientists analyze large numbers of specimens and review a high volume of cases. This expertise allows them to identify even slight variances, which may distinguish a highly treatable cancer from one that is more aggressive.