About a quarter of the people who have anal cancer don’t notice any symptoms. When present, anal cancer symptoms may include:
- Rectal bleeding, especially during bowel movements.
- A lump or mass. (An anal cancer lump can appear at your anal opening).
- Itching (also known as pruritus).
- Seeing a change in your bowel movements, such as frequency or consistency of your stools (poop).
- Leaking stool (poop).
- Feeling like you constantly need to have a bowel movement.