Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that develops in the vagina.
Early vaginal cancer may not exhibit any symptoms. As it progresses, you may notice:
Your treatment will depend on the characteristics of the cancer, its stage, your general health, and your preferences.
Treatment options include:
For more progressive cancer, removing part of or the entire vagina may be necessary. You may also need to have your uterus, ovaries, and nearby lymph nodes removed.
If cancer has spread to the pelvic area, you might need to have your pelvic organs, including your bladder, ovaries, uterus, vagina, rectum, and the lower portion of your colon removed.
At UT Southwestern, care does not stop with treatment of the malignancy. Our team is just as concerned about your nutrition, pain control, and psychological and social adjustments, as well as the impact of cancer on your family.
If you have questions, be sure to talk with your physician or another member of your clinical care team.