Anal itching - internal

7243 Member Posts: 249 Member
edited July 2014 in Anal Cancer #1

Hello friends ... It's been awhile!

question for all of you around or beyond 3.5 years post treatment with standard combined chemo/radiation.  Do you still experience anal itching?  What are your long-term "anal" issues that you deal with?

Thanks ... Coming up on CT scan and full follow up .... Worried as usual!

Any personal experiences appreciated!  I guess I worry this itch is early recurrence.


  • mp327
    mp327 Member Posts: 4,440 Member

    I am approaching the 6-year survival mark and I still have occasional bouts of itching.  I think it is just plain old skin irritation and nothing else.  I think we can all agree that the skin in the anal area is different after radiation.  I have occasional bleeding after a hard BM and I think that is all related to how friable the skin is.  I think you are probably just fine and your CT will prove that!