What is Vaginal Cancer ?
The vagina or birth canal is the opening through which menstrual blood leaves a woman’s body and babies are born. Vaginal cancer begins when healthy cells in the vagina change and grow out of control. Vaginal cancer is an uncommon cancer of the female reproductive system.
What Are The Possible Risk Factors For Developing Vaginal Cancer ?
What Are The Symptoms Of Vaginal Cancer:
Stages Of Vaginal Cancer
Stage I: The tumor is only in the vagina. It has not spread through the vaginal wall or to other parts of the body.
Stage II: The tumor has spread through the vaginal wall but not to the walls of the pelvis.
Stage III: Either cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis or has spread to the pelvic wall.
Stage IVA: Cancer has spread to the Bladder, rectum, or beyond the pelvis. The lymph nodes may or may not be involved.
Stage IVB: Cancer has spread to a distant part of the body.
How Is Vaginal Cancer Diagnosed ?
In addition to a physical examination, the following tests may be used to diagnose vaginal cancer:
How Is Vaginal Cancer Treated ?
Base on the stage and extent of the disease, the treatment for vaginal cancer could involve
Usually the stage wise treatment can be as follows