Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation stages Treatment questions for doctor specialist surgery Home Care anorexia colostomy diet high fiber diet pain medications taking control warning signs Prevention Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy
Anal Cancer Colostomy
- Daily activities: many people find only minor changes are needed.
- Diet: increased fluids and avoiding certain foods is usually helpful.
- Ostomy appliance and skin care: daily care to protect the skin and stoma.
- Prevention and treatment of bowel problems: constipation, diarrhea and excessive gas may require corrective measures.
- Medications: the absorption of certain medications may be affected by an ostomy.
For more information:
Continue to Anal Cancer Diet
PubMed Anal Cancer References
- Clark MA, Hartley A, Geh JI. Cancer of the anal canal. Lancet Oncol. 2004 Mar;5(3):149-57. 
- Sato H, Koh PK, Bartolo DC. Management of anal canal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Jun;48(6):1301-15. 
- Welton ML, Sharkey FE, Kahlenberg MS. The etiology and epidemiology of anal cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2004 Apr;13(2):263-75.