Vaginal cancer. Very rare. It is 1/10th as common as cervical cancer. About 1200-1500 cases per year.
Not very. According to the american cancer society, there are estimated 2680 cases diagnosed in 2012, which is about 1/100 of gynecological malignancies.
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.
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/.
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.
No. There are generally less than 3000 cases per year in the United States. Www. Cancer. Net is a great resource for more information on vaginal cancer. Http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/vaginal-cancer.
I know vaginal cancer is infrequent. Do you know if this cancer is most common in african or caucasian? Thanks
African-American. In the us, vaginal cancer is more common among black and hispanic women. As you have written, vaginal cancer is fairly uncommon.
Is vaginal cancer that grows slowing more common in young or old women? Thanks ps: I know that in generally vaginal cancer is more common in old women
Elderly. Vaginal cancer is found in elderly women. It would be very rare to find it in a young person so predicting the growth rate in a young woman would not be possible.
Vaginal cancers. Vaginal wall and the "outer lips" of the vagina are rarely seen involved with cancerous growths at 16 or even later. In some cases dark colored moles or areas that appear like "dark freckles" can appear, and if so, you should see your helathcare provider for an exam.
Very Rare. Vaginal cancer is vanishingly rare in a 16 yo virgin. Best wishes!
Not Very. There are a few types of vaginal cancers that may occur in women. Although, most are in older age but the cancerous changes in cells are not entirely depending on that factor alone. Pl see attached link for some other detail. The critical thing is proper diagnosis at an early age and treatment for best results. Vaginal cancer is rare. Only about 1 of every 1, 100 women will develop vaginal cancer.
Risk factors are: 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.
Vaginal Cancer. It is well established that certain strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) are linked to vaginal cancer, as are prior exposure of your mother to a drug called des, which has not been used for years. Advancing age is considered a risk factor. At your age, there is little chance that you would develop the disease unless your mother was treated with des.
Poor prognosis. Unfortunately, vaginal cancer has a poor prognosis. 80% of vaginal cancers are metastatic (spread) from cancer originating in other organs in the pelvis. If a cancer has already spread, prognosis is usually poor. Overall 5 year survival for vaginal cancer is about 40%. Cancers that are caught early on before they have spread have a better chance of cure.
Yes. As in any cancer if found early it's easier to cure. Therefore small vaginal tumors can be resected. But even advanced vaginal cancer that don't lend to surgery can be treated with radiation and chemotherapy with a possibility of cure (though less). Radiation has external machines and interstitial implants that can be performed that can kill sometimes rather large tumors that have not spread.
Biopsy. Precancerous lesions are noticed on examination and can be further evaluated by your doctor a number of ways, but most likely need to be biopsied to make the correct diagnosis. After a tissue diagnosis has been made, excision of the lesion is generally recommended.
Biopsy. Examination, evaluation by gynecologist may lead to a biopsy of a suspicious lesion. This is the only way to diagnose it.
Physical and biopsy. The first step would be physical examination of the suspected lesion. A biopsy of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist are usually necessary.
Vaginal cancer. Pap smear --> colposcopy --> biopsy.