A 21-year-old member asked:
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how common is vaginal cancer?

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Dr. David Finke
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rare: The rate is 1 in 3, 300 people, or 0.03% of the population. Risk factors for vaginal cancer include: history of abnormal pap smear, hpv warts, previous hpv infection, ano-rectal cancer, vaginal intraepithial neoplasia, and multiple sexual partners. Smokers have a harder time fighting hpv infections and thus have higher rates of vaginal cancer.
Answered on Dec 3, 2011
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Rare: There are fewer than 1000 cases/year in the us. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002479/.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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Not very: According to the american cancer society, there are estimated 2680 cases diagnosed in 2012, which is about 1/100 of gynecological malignancies.
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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No: It is rare. But it is one of the things that your pcp or gynecologist will look for when they do your pelvic exam.
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