If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. Cancers that start in the vagina primary vaginal cancer are rare. This information is about two types — squamous cell and adenocarcinoma.
Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects women. The vagina is a tube-like organ that connects the cervix the lower part of the uterus to the vulva the outside female genitals. The vagina is lined by a layer of flat cells called squamous cells.
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Cancer of the vagina is a skin also known as squamous cancer and is very uncommon. However, there is a sub-type of vaginal cancer called mucosal melanomawhich can predict how the cancer might behave. You may find that you are cared for by a team of gynaecologists and melanoma specialists to give you the best all-round support.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. Women with vaginal cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs.
There are a number of different types of vaginal cancer. To find this out, your doctor takes a tissue sample biopsy. The tumours look like small lumps nodules or sores ulcers.
Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer. It is more common in women 60 and older. You are also more likely to get it if you have had a human papillomavirus HPV infection or if your mother took diethylstilbestrol DES when she was pregnant.
The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix the opening of uterus to the outside of the body. At birth, a baby passes out of the body through the vagina also called the birth canal. Enlarge Anatomy of the female reproductive system.
Our gynecologic oncology specialists diagnose and treat dozens of patients with vaginal cancer, and are setting treatment guidelines for other physicians around the world. Because gynecologic cancers can have a wide range of physical and emotional effects, we've assembled a team of experts from many disciplines to help you and your family cope with cancer and its treatment. Our clinicians will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan suited to your situation.