(Tuesday, 21st Oct, 2014)
Vaginal cancer is cancer which originates in the vagina. It is actually extremely rare as most cancers found in the vagina have actually originated somewhere else in the body, such as from the uterus.
The symptoms of vaginal cancer aren't always clear but if you notice any of the following, please visit your doctor or gynaecologist immediately:
Vaginal cancer usually only occurs in women over the age of 50 and is rarely seen in women under that age.
Surgery to remove part or all of the vagina is often necessary. This is a complicated operation, however if it is carried out in time, a full recovery is possible. Radiotherapy may also be required.
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