Anal cancer is curable, especially when it’s detected and treated early on. The overall five-year anal cancer survival rate is 69%. When the cancer is diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate jumps to 82%. That means that 82% of people diagnosed with anal cancer are still alive five years later.
Keep in mind that survival rates are just estimates. They can’t tell you how you’ll respond to treatment or how long you’ll live. To learn more about anal cancer survival rates, talk to your healthcare provider.