Survival rates can give you an idea of what percentage of people with the same type and stage of cancer are still alive a certain amount of time usually 5 years after they were diagnosed. These statistics can be confusing and may lead you to have more questions. Talk with your doctor about how these numbers may apply to you, as he or she is familiar with your situation. What is a 5-year relative survival rate? A relative survival rate compares people with the same type and stage of cancer to people in the overall population.
Prognostic Factors for Squamous Cell Cancer of the Anal Canal
Stage III Stage IV After anal cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the anus or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the anus or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease.
Address correspondence to: All rights reserved This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with nonmetastatic squamous cell anal cancer. Most patients treated with chemoradiotherapy have an excellent prognosis.