Anal Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of anal cancer?
Sometimes anal cancer does not cause any symptoms at all. Bleeding from your rectum is the most common symptom of anal cancer. Other symptoms can include:
Pain or pressure in your anal area
Itching around your anus
Discharge from your anus
Swollen lymph nodes in your anal or groin area
A lump or swelling near your anus
An increase or decrease in bowel movements
Straining during a bowel movement
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
March 21, 2017
Gersten, Todd, MD,Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS