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Can vaginal cancer be cured?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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