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Can kids get vaginal cancer?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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