Vaginal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in thevagina.As it progresses, vaginal cancer may cause signs and symptoms such as:
• Unusual vaginal bleeding, for example, after intercourse or after menopause
• Watery vaginal discharge
• A lump or mass in your vagina
• Painful urination
• Frequent urination
• Pelvic pain
HOW IS VAGINAL TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
In patients with no symptoms, the cancer may be found during a routine pelvic examination and Pap smear. Other tests to diagnose vaginal tumors include:
Other tests that may be done include:
• Chest x-ray
• CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis
HOW IS VAGINAL TUMOR TREATED?
Treatment of vaginal cancer depends on the type of cancer, and how far the disease has spread. Surgery is sometimes used to remove the cancer, but most patients are treated with radiation. If the tumor is cervical cancer that has spread to the vagina, then radiation and chemotherapy are both given. Sarcoma botryoides may be treated with a combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.
DID YOU KNOW?
However, even with benign tumours, there is a high risk or chance of them getting infectious and posing different kinds of health issues, thus safe hygiene practices should be implemented.