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What about screening for vaginal cancer?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Your doctor will help you identify possible risk factors for vaginal cancer.
(see my other answer for vaginal/vulvar cancer risk factors.) regular gyn examinations with pap smears as recommended are the best ways we know to screen for vaginal cancer.

In brief: Yes!

Your doctor will help you identify possible risk factors for vaginal cancer.
(see my other answer for vaginal/vulvar cancer risk factors.) regular gyn examinations with pap smears as recommended are the best ways we know to screen for vaginal cancer.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pap smear

The pap smear screens for the same changes in the vagina or cervix.
When a doctor performs a pap smear for an abnormal pap smear they look in the vagina as well as on the cervix.

In brief: Pap smear

The pap smear screens for the same changes in the vagina or cervix.
When a doctor performs a pap smear for an abnormal pap smear they look in the vagina as well as on the cervix.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Devin Namaky
I believe you meant to type that colposcopy looks for changes in both the vagina and on the cervix.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Vaginal cancer..

And vulavar ancers are generally diseases of older women, but sexually active women are advised to have annual pap, and the vagina and vulva are insepcted then.
Some vulvar cancers may be hpv related. Young girls and women need gardisil.

In brief: Vaginal cancer..

And vulavar ancers are generally diseases of older women, but sexually active women are advised to have annual pap, and the vagina and vulva are insepcted then.
Some vulvar cancers may be hpv related. Young girls and women need gardisil.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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