Malignant Vaginal Neoplasm


MEDLINEPLUS: <p>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 a human papillomavirus (<a href=''>HPV</a>) infection or if your mother took diethylstilbestrol (DES) when she was pregnant. Doctors prescribed DES in the 1950's to prevent miscarriages.</p><p>It often doesn't have early symptoms. However, see your doctor if you notice</p><ul><li>Bleeding that is not your period</li> <li>A vaginal lump </li><li>Pelvic pain </li></ul><p>A Pap test can find abnormal cells that may be cancer. Vaginal cancer can often be cured in its early stages. Treatment might include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.</p><p style="font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;">NIH: National Cancer Institute</p>,NCI: A primary or metastatic malignant tumor involving the vagina. Representative examples include carcinomas and sarcomas.

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