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Comprehensive Care Evaluations for Anal Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with anal cancer, we understand your concerns and fears. Our fellowship-trained cancer doctors at UH Seidman Cancer Center can help by offering an individualized approach to diagnosing and treating your specific cancer. Our elite cancer care team offers a depth of experience and knowledge, enabling them to treat anal cancer using the most medically advanced treatments and technology available. Working together, our surgeons, physicians and support team provide comprehensive cancer evaluations, the latest treatment recommendations and leading-edge clinical trials to get the patient healthy again.

Nationally Recognized Cancer Program

UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. This means we have access to the latest drugs and therapies before other hospitals.

Our nationally recognized cancer program has expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of gastrointestinal cancer, including digestive tract cancers such as anal cancer.

Some of our advanced treatments include:

  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Precise radiation therapy
  • Clinical trials of novel therapies including immunotherapy

Cancer Treatment Puts Patients First

Our cancer hospital practices in a multidisciplinary setting. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. Our multidisciplinary team performs a disease-specific tumor board review. Every single patient’s case is presented to the team and all agree on the best treatment for specific cancer. This review process ensures that all realistic treatment options are considered. Your care team may include:

  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Dietitians
  • Enterostomal therapists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Geneticists
  • Hepatobiliary surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Oncology nurses
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Social workers
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Urologists

Robust Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are part of the cancer research process. Clinical trials are done to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or better than the standard treatment. For some patients, taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice. Some of the clinical trials patients can participate in include:

  • Using two chemo drugs to treat tumors not cured by standard treatment. This trial studies side effects of the chemo drugs and best amounts to give to patients. Learn more.
  • Evaluating the best dose and side effects of a cancer drug given with two chemo drugs for Solid Tumors that have spread or cannot be removed by surgery in patients with liver or kidney problems. Learn more.
  • Studying the safety and side effects of two types of antibodies given together for people with solid tumors that have come back or spread. Learn more.

To learn about other cancer clinical trials being offered through UH Seidman Cancer Center, please visit our clinical trials page.