Anal Cancer

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The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of 6/13/2008.

Several enhancements have been made to this summary to better explain certain medical concepts and to help readers find information about clinical trials. The following changes were made:

  • Text describing the way cancer spreads in the body was added to the Stages section.
  • Information about patients taking part in clinical trials and about follow-up tests was added to the Treatment Option Overview section.
  • Links to ongoing clinical trials listed in NCI's PDQ Cancer Clinical Trials Registry were added to the Treatment Options section.
  • A new section called "To Learn More" was added. It includes links to more information about this type of cancer and about cancer in general.
  • The "Get More Information from NCI" section (originally called "To Learn More") was revised.