How are PID and vaginal cancer related?

Both are STD's. Pid (pelvic inflammatory disease) starts with a sexually transmitted bacterial infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia which gains access to the upper pelvic organs. Vaginal dysplasia and cancer start off with the sexually-transmitted hpv (human papilloma virus), which also can cause cervical and vulvar cancers. So these two diseases are caused by different agents indifferent areas.
PID and HPV. Women with episodes of pid are more likely to have hpv (the most common sexually transmitted infection in the us). Hpv is the main causative agent of cervical, vaginal, anal, and young vulvar cancer.

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How common is vaginal cancer?

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/.

How common is vaginal cancer?

Not very. According to the american cancer society, there are estimated 2680 cases diagnosed in 2012, which is about 1/100 of gynecological malignancies.
Vaginal cancer. Very rare. It is 1/10th as common as cervical cancer. About 1200-1500 cases per year.

What’s new in vaginal cancer research?

Several things. Scientists are learning more about tumor suppressor genes, refining radiation therapy techniques, and developing new procedures for reconstruction after surgery.
Not much right now. There are no open protocols through the gog (gynecology oncology group). Researchers are studying the role of hpv in vaginal cancer and it appears that there is some role for chemotherapy but since it is less common than ovarian and cervical cancers there is less research.

How can you know you have vaginal cancer?

Bleeding/GYN exam. This often presents with no symptoms. The most common symptom is irregular vaginal bleeding, like after intercourse or between periods, or postmenopausal. Other symptoms are pain on urination, pain during intercourse, or pelvic pain. Probably the best way to find out if you have this is by routine gyn exam, pelvic exam, pap smear, colposcopy, etc. Des exposure predisposes to this cancer.
Vaginal cancer. Your doctor would determine whether or not you have vaginal cancer. It is extremely rare. It can be found at early stages by a pap smear and biopsy. At later stages, it is seen and felt as a mass on pelvic exam.

What do you recommend for vaginal cancer?

Vaginal cancer. It depends on location and stage. A proximal (vaginal cuff) cancer that is stage I can be treated very well with surgery. Otherwise, chemo radiation is used unless it extends onto the vulva.

What are the major presenting 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.

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.