Although anal cancer is not very common, its incidence is rising. You may have symptoms such as anal bleeding, discharge, pain, or pressure that are uncomfortable. At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our colorectal surgeons and other cancer experts have the experience and compassion to treat people with anal cancer, using therapies based on the latest scientific advances. We understand what you are going through and offer the full spectrum of anal cancer care, from diagnosis through treatment and survival. We have an international reputation for superior care, with thousands of patients traveling to us from across the country and around the world to receive care from our renowned team of colorectal surgeons.
A Team of Experts
We take a team approach to treating anal cancer. Our cancer surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other specialists are known for providing leading medical, surgical, and supportive care. We will put together a team of healthcare professionals to provide the care you need.
Choosing Your Treatment
We conduct a complete assessment, starting with a conversation about your symptoms and your personal and family medical history, as well as a physical examination. Your care team orders the diagnostic tests you need and uses the results to put together the best plan of treatment for you. When planning your treatment, our physicians consider the type, location, and stage of your cancer, as well as your age and physical health.
Superior Surgical Care
While removal of anal cancer is the primary goal, our surgeons also place a high value on preserving anal sphincter muscles whenever possible. If you need more extensive surgery, we use minimally invasive methods, such as laparoscopic and robotic procedures, whenever appropriate to speed your recovery. If after your surgery you need a permanent colosctomy (a bag worn outside your abdomen to collect waste), our ostomy nurses have the compassion and experience to support you as you adapt to life with a colostomy.