Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal Cancer


Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the vagina. Abnormal growth of cells that line the walls of the vagina turn cancerous resulting in vaginal cancer.

Risk Factors

  • Age- As age progresses, the risk of vaginal cancer increases. Most women who are diagnosed with vaginal cancer are over the age of 60.
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VAIN)
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Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms may not appear in the early stages of vaginal cancers. However, some symptoms that may appear are:


  • Colposcopy - Inspection of the vagina with a special lighted magnifying instrument called a Colposcope. Colposcopy allows the doctor to magnify the surface..
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  • Types of surgery that may be used to treat vaginal cancer include:
    • Removal of small tumors or lesions - Cancer limited to the surface of the vagina may be removed, ...
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  • What are the factors affecting prognosis of vaginal cancer?
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