Vaginal Cancer Overview
Another name for Vaginal Cancer is Vulvar Cancer.
What is vulvar cancer?
A woman with vulvar cancer has abnormal cells in the labia, vagina or clitoris that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause for vulvar cancer is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. About 2 out of every 100,000 women are diagnosed with vulvar cancer in the US each year.
What are the symptoms of vulvar cancer?
Symptoms of vulvar cancer include a genital sore, genital pain, pain during urination, vaginal itching, vaginal pain, and redness of the skin over the genitals.
How does the doctor treat vulvar cancer?
Treatment for vulvar cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
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