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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...

I've vaginal bleeding since 2010.Swab negative. No atrophy. Is it possible to have vaginal cancer or it has passed too much time from the first bleeding?

Have an examination. You need to have a gynecologist examine you. Vaginal bleeding can be from one of many causes. If it is due to vaginal problem it would be very easy to check and find out on a pelvic examination which gynecologists can do in 5 minutes and give you some further guidance. Read more...

In vaginal cancer does vaginal bleeding come first and then comes the macroscopic lesions? Thanks

The otherway. Bleeding only occurs once a tumor has formed and is easily palpable and visible from inside(macroscopic). A pelvic exam by your doctor can easily pick up the tumors that are bleeding. Read more...

Does a pap smear check for all types of vaginal cancer or just the cervical type?

Usually, yes. A cervical cytology (pap smear) is scraped along the cervix usually, but can also be scraped along the vaginal wall. Squamous lesions (dysplasia or carcinoma) are the most commonly found. However, endometrial tumors are shed through the cervix into the vagina. Certain sarcomas (rhabdomyosarcoma: malignant skeletal muscle tumor) can also be found. Generally, a pap is an excellent screening tool. Read more...