Management of Anal Cancer

  • Matthew Z. WilsonEmail author
  • Kirsten Bass Wilkins


Anal and anal margin cancers can arise in many clinical settings and are commonly associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Surgical treatment is limited and restricted to very low grade, local disease, and salvage therapy after the failure of chemoradiation. Close clinical follow-up during and after therapy is necessary to ensure proper surveillance.


Squamous cell cancer Chemoradiation Anal canal Anal margin 

Suggested Reading

  1. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology anal carcinoma version 2. 2017.Google Scholar
  2. Steele SR, et al. Practice parameters for anal squamous neoplasms. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012;55:735–49.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center DriveLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryRutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA

Personalised recommendations