Treatment of Anal Cancer Pain – A Case Report

Document Type



Internal Medicine (East Africa)


Treatment of pain related to anal cancer remains challenging. A literature review shows very little data on how best to treat such pain. Opioids are frequently used to manage localized pain associated with anal cancer, but the efficacy of such treatment remains largely unknown. In addition, many expensive opioids and procedures tried in other studies and countries are lacking in less developed countries such as ours. We present that case of a young man diagnosed with stage III anal cancer and extreme sharp pain treated with suppositories containing a steroid and anesthetic resulting in significant improvement in his pain.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management