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Vaginal Cancer represents 1-2% of female genital tract malignancies.

Risk Factors:

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Prior hysterectomy for cervical dysplasia or cancer
  • History of HPV infection

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Painless vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual vaginal discharge

Stages:

  • Stage 0: Carcinoma in situ, intraepithelial carcinoma
  • Stage I: Vaginal tissue involved (superficial)
  • Stage II: Surrounding vaginal tissue involved (deeper)
  • Stage III: Pelvic tissue involved
  • Stage IV: Distant spread (to liver, lungs, etc.)

Treatment:

Surgery or radiation