University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Anal Cancer Clinic

The anus is an external opening, only about one to two inches long, and connects to the rectum. About 6,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with anal cancer each year. Anal cancer is highly treatable and often curable, especially in the early stages.

Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand anal cancer and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy - external or internal beam
  • Surgery
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Location and Contact

Gastrointestinal Surgery, Colloton Pavilion
Elevator F, Level 4
319-356-4060
Cancer Clinic, Pomerantz Pavilion West Addition
Elevator M, Level 1
319-356-4200

Care Team

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