Anal Carcinoma Surveillance Counterpoint: Australia

  • Toufic El-KhouryEmail author
  • Michael Solomon
  • Jane Young
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Surveillance after treatment of anal carcinoma is not as firmly established as surveillance for colorectal cancer. The rarity of the disease means that there is a paucity of data or clinical trials comparing different regimens. The current standard of care for squamous cell carcinoma of the anus consists of combined modality treatment, with a surveillance regimen that aims at detecting recurrent or persistent disease, assessing treatment tolerance and related complications, with salvage surgery being reserved for locoregional failures.


Human Papilloma Virus Anal Canal Abdominoperineal Resection Anal Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical Outcome Research Centre (SOuRCe)Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney and the University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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