Vaginal cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that begins in the vagina. The vagina is the channel between the lower part of the uterus and the outside of the body, the vulva. Cancer of the vagina may also involve the vulva, the area of skin that surrounds the vaginal opening.
Together, vaginal and vulvar cancers account for only six to seven percent of all gynecologic cancers diagnosed in the United States. Vaginal cancer tends to occur in women over the age of 50.
Vaginal cancer is one of the least common types of gynecologic cancer. Treatment is most effective when vaginal and vulvar cancers are found early.
Knowledge is empowering. Know your body and signs of vaginal cancer.