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Dr. John Geisler
68 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Cancer (Overview)

Vaginal cancer is a medical condition in which there is over proliferation of certain types of abnormal cells found in the vagina. Symptoms include painless bleeding, discharge, and bleeding after sexual intercourse.


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What are the symptoms, if any of vaginal cancer?

What are the symptoms, if any of vaginal cancer?

Pain and bleeding: There will be blood seen that is seen between or at times when not expected from menstruation. Pain is common with sexual activity. With advanced cancer there can be invasion into the bladder or rectum causing changes or bleeding in urine or bowel. Cervix cancer symptoms can be similar. A pelvic exam by your gynecologist with pap smears is the best screening and should be done yearly. ...Read more

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Dr. John Geisler
68 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Cancer (Overview)

Vaginal cancer is a medical condition in which there is over proliferation of certain types of abnormal cells found in the vagina. Symptoms include painless bleeding, discharge, and bleeding after sexual intercourse.


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How does vaginal cancer affect the body?

How does vaginal cancer affect the body?

Local and distant: Vaginal cancer is uncommon, it is associated with hpv infection, local lesion is usually an ulcerated mass with bleeding and invasion into surrounding tissues and lymph nodes and later spread to other organs. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaginal-cancer/ds00812. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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What are the major presenting symptoms of vaginal cancer?

What are the major presenting symptoms of vaginal cancer?

Discharge, mass: Pain, ulcer. Vaginal cancers are less common than cervical cancer. The lesions are likely to manifest by producing bloody discharge, mass and/or ulcer in the vagina, depending on the location, pain. Bleeding on intercourse may be an early sign. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vaginal cancer?

Vaginal cancer: Is more common in the elderly , presenting with bleeding. Younger women may have painful intercourse, dryness, bleeding, and visual change on pap. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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How is vaginal cancer diagnosed?

How is vaginal cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Examination, evaluation by gynecologist may lead to a biopsy of a suspicious lesion. This is the only way to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
Once
If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
Once
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If pap test is negative, there is no vaginal cancer?

If pap test is negative, there is no vaginal cancer?

Cannot assume that: The pap smear looks at the cells from the cervix, checking for cervical cancer and for precancerous changes on the cervix. A pap smear does not check the vagina, but the doctor who is doing the pap smear does look at the vagina to check that it looks ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,121 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more