Skip to Content. You will also read general information about surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages. Vaginal cancer is uncommon. Approximately 1 of every 1, women will be diagnosed with the disease during her lifetime.
J Univer Surg. Background: Primary vaginal cancer is uncommon gynecological cancer though epiology is similar to cervical cancer, which is very common in this part of the world. However, vaginal cancer occurs mostly in elderly women. Objective: Analytical study was carried out to know trends, presentation, and stage at diagnosis of vaginal cancer in women from low resource settings. Materials and Methods: Vaginal cancer comprised of 1. Management was according to stage. Conclusion: Over the years, cases of cervical, ovarian cancers have been increasing, but vaginal cancers decreasing.
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. Doctors prescribed DES in the 's to prevent miscarriages. You are also at higher risk if you have had abnormal cells in the vagina, cervix, or uterus.
Vaginal cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the tissues of the vagina. Primary tumors are most usually squamous cell carcinomas. Primary tumors are rare, and more usually vaginal cancer occurs as a secondary tumor. Vaginal cancer occurs more often in women over age 50, but can occur at any age, even in infancy.