If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. All of these symptoms can happen with conditions other than cancer, but it is always important to get them checked by your GP. Vulval cancer can take many years to develop.
The vagina is the passageway through which fluid passes out of the body during menstrual periods. It is also called the birth canal. The vagina connects the cervix the opening of the womb, or uterus and the vulva the external genitalia.
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus womb that opens at the top of the vagina. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women.
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.
Most women with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VIN have no symptoms at all. When a woman with VIN does have a symptom, it is most often itching that does not go away or get better. An area of VIN may look different from normal vulvar skin.
Our gynecologic oncology specialists diagnose and treat dozens of patients with vaginal cancer, and are setting treatment guidelines for other physicians around the world. Because gynecologic cancers can have a wide range of physical and emotional effects, we've assembled a team of experts from many disciplines to help you and your family cope with cancer and its treatment. Our clinicians will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan suited to your situation.
Find out about stage 2 cervical cancer and how it is treated. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. The stage of your cancer helps your doctor to decide which treatment you need.
The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows. The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina birth canal. Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus HPVa sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed to HPVthe body's immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.