Vaginal cancer forms in the tissues of the vagina, which leads from the cervix to the outside of the body.
The most common type of vaginal cancer is squamous cell carcinoma, which starts in the thin, flat cells lining the vagina. Another type of vaginal cancer is adenocarcinoma, cancer that begins in glandular cells in the lining of the vagina.
Vaginal cancer often shows no early signs or symptoms. Check with your OBGYN if you incur any of the following symptoms:
Risk factors for vaginal cancer may include:
Surgery is the most common treatment of vaginal cancer. The following procedures may be used:
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