Anal cancer care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors work as a team to provide compassionate, personalized care for people with anal cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, experts in digestive diseases and conditions (gastroenterologists) form a multidisciplinary team with specialists in radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and surgery to provide comprehensive care to those with anal cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to advanced radiation therapy techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton beam therapy, to improve care for people with anal cancer. These advanced radiation therapy technologies allow doctors to precisely aim radiation beams to target cancer and to spare healthy tissue from damage.

People with anal cancer who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to a full range of treatment options, including experimental treatments. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with anal cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and immunotherapy.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for those with anal cancer. At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, gastroenterologists, oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists work as a team to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan. Other experts are included as needed.
  • Experience you can trust. Anal cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of anal cancer. Each year, almost 500 people with anal cancer receive care at Mayo Clinic.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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