Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal
A very rare tumor of the intestine originating from the epithelium of the anal canal (including the mucosal surface anal glands and lining of fistulous tracts) macroscopically appearing as a nodular often ulcerated invasive mass located in the anal canal. Patients often present with rectal bleeding as well as difficulty and pain during defecation. Inguinal lymphadenopathy if present usually indicates metastatic spread.
Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview.
Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version October 2023.
Newly diagnosed with
Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal?
Our RARE Concierge Services Guides are available to assist you by providing information, resources and connections as you navigate your rare disease journey.
My Faulty Gene
My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.
My Little Sunshine Foundation
My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.
Educate and provide resources to POC with Rare Cancers
Help Hope Live
Help Hope Live assists individuals living with catastrophic injuries and illnesses to fundraise toward their medical expenses and related costs.
For a list of clinical trials in this disease area, please click here.