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.
Non-healing lesion. Any vaginal lesions or sores/ulcers that are slow to heal or don't heal at all are suspicious for vaginal cancer, herpes, or an auto-immune disorder and you should be evaluated by your doctor. These areas typically bleed with intercourse or other irritation.

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What are the signs and 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.

Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

Vaginal cancer. Yes itching can be a symptom of vaginal cancer, but generally other things usually cause itching. I would recommend seeing your doctor.
No, not necessarily. But look out for any growth or thickening of the skin or muscosa. That can be a sign of cancer and itching can be a symptoms in some cases.

What are the signs and symptoms of uterine cancer and vaginal cancer?

Irregular bleeding. Uterine cancer may be asymptotic. Symptoms include, vaginal bleeding after menopause, prolonged periods or bleeding between periods, an abnormal, watery or blood-tinged discharge from your vagina, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, enlarged lymph lymphnodes. In the case of vaginal cancer a mass or ulcer in the vagina. Anemia, weakness. In late stages, weight loss and cachexia.

What is vaginal cancer?

Cancer in vagina. Age > 60 yrs and exposure to the drug DES - diethyl stilbestrol before birth affect a woman's risk of developing vaginal cancer. There are 2 types - squamous cell vaginal cancer spreads slowly and usually stays near the vagina, but may spread to the lungs and liver. This is the most common type of vaginal cancer. It is found most often in women aged 60 or older. Adenocarcinoma occurs in < 30 yrs.
Vaginal Cancer. Vaginal cancer occurs in several varieties and involves an unchecked proliferation of the cells lining your vaginal canal. They are typically called "adenocarcinomas." the prognosis depends on their size, location, extent of spread, and classification. Unless your mother took the DES pill before you were born, your risk at your age is very small. If concerned, consult your gynecologist for an exam.

How is vaginal cancer staged?

Determine spread. The staging of any cancer, including vaginal, is to give an assessment of the spread of the disease. Stage 1 cancer is confined to the affected organ. Stage 2 is spread beyond the vagina but not to lymph nodes. Stage 3 is spread to lymph nodes in area around vagina and stage 4 is spread to tissues distant from the organ like bone or liver.
The T, N & M. System. T assesses confined to vagina (i), invades paravaginal tissues (ii), extends to bony pelvic walls (iii), or invading rectum or bladder (iv). N1 extends to regional nodes.

How is vaginal cancer treated?

Excision. Vaginal cancer is rare and is usually treated with excision of the cancer and possibly lymph node removal. This may be followed by radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Surgery, radiation. Find out first if the cancer started in the vagina or it spread from the uterus. In most cases, surgery is used but needs to be followed with radiation. Sometimes chemotherapy is used too, as an adjunct to make radiation work better, particularly in young patients when aggressive treament should be attempted.

What are the risk factors of vaginal cancer?

HPV. The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer. Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.
Risk Factors. Include age >60, hpv (human papillomavirus) infection, history of abnormal pap smear or cervix cancer, early hysterectomy, and exposure of your mother to DES (diethylstilbestrol) while you were in her uterus. (des was used in the 1950's to prevent miscarriage.).

Can kids get vaginal cancer?

One kind, rarely. There is one rare type of vaginal cancer that is usually seen in young girls. It is called sarcoma botryoides or embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, and looks like a bunch of grapes that hang out through the opening of the vagina. It can be treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy, and sometimes radiation.
Yes. But the type of cancer that they get in this area is usually different than what adults get. A very rare type of tumor, known as rhabdomyosarcoma, will often occur in this region, but other types of cancer can also happen in this area in young girls.