Vaginal cancer forms in the tissues that line the vagina.
The following represent the most common types of vaginal cancer.
Cancer that develops in the glands that line the vagina.
Certain factors may increase your risk of developing vaginal cancer, including:
*DES was given to women in the 1950s as a hormonal drug to prevent miscarriage. Women who were exposed to this medication in the womb have a higher chance of developing adenocarcinoma.
Talk to your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:
Specialists at the Magee-Womens Gynecologic Cancer Program use a variety of tests to diagnose and screen for uterine and endometrial cancers, including:
If you're diagnosed with vaginal cancer, your treatment will depend on the following factors:
Your doctors and other specialists at the Magee-Womens Gynecologic Cancer Program will work with you to consider your options and determine a course of action.
Treatment for vaginal cancer typically includes:
Surgery to treat vaginal cancer also may be an option, depending on your age and ability to tolerate a surgical procedure.
Your doctor will consider these factors when recommending a treatment plan.
As a patient of the Gynecologic Cancer Program, you have access to additional treatment options and services, including: