Anal Cancer Treatment Options. Anal cancer is treated using three methods, used either together or individually: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Treatment depends on the cancer stage, the extent of spread, and the patient’s age and overall health status.
In December 2010, Gardasil was approved for use in males 9 to 26 years of age to prevent anal cancer associated precancerous lesions. A study published this year (2011) in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that vaccinating young men against HPV resulted in the actual reduced infections and incidence of external genital lesions, primarily genital warts.
Anal Cancer Treatment Alternative. Anal cancer is a painful and difficult condition to have. If you are suffering from this cancer, or are taking care of a loved one afflicted with it, know that that you may resort to many complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques.