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Radiation therapy and chemotherapy (chemo) are rarely needed.
These cancers have grown into the anal wall but have not yet grown into nearby organs or spread to the lymph nodes.
Whether you’re giving, receiving or versatile, the truth is many people, straight, bi and gay enjoy anal sex. “Lots of people have a shit, shower and shave (either their legs or their face) routine before they go out or meet a partner, and this takes care of anything that ‘may get in the way’ later,” he says.
If your partner’s not into it, respect their decision and don’t pressurise them.
And if the shoe’s on the other foot be honest about how you feel, and NEVER let anyone bully you into doing something you don’t want to do.
The chemo usually consists of 5-FU with mitomycin C.
The mitomycin is given as a short intravenous (IV) injection, usually at the start of radiation treatment and then again near the end, at around 4 to 6 weeks.
The type of treatment your cancer care team will recommend depends on the type of anal cancer, where it is, and how far it has spread.