Symptoms of Anal Cancer

As with most forms of cancer, early detection is associated with a high survival rate. Some of the symptoms of anal cancer are:

  • Bleeding
  • Pain and persistent irritation/ itching around the anus
  • Change in bowel habit- more frequent/ less frequent and having to strain to pass stools
  • A lump at the anus
  • A discharge from the anus

These symptoms are common and on most occasions are not due to an underlying serious problem.
If you suffer from such symptoms you should always seek medical advice.

January 2016

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
of our consultants
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