Vaginal tumors, or abnormal growths in the female vagina may be linked to cervical cancers and vaginal cancers. They may also be linked to endometrial cancers. In some instances, the patient may experience no signs or symptoms of the presence of such a tumor. Detection, therefore, becomes a very difficult task. In other cases, the patient may experience the following symptoms: pain in the vaginal region or the pelvic region, bleeding while having sexual intercourse or bleeding after intercourse, or painless bleeding and discharge not related to menstrual periods. As with most other cancers, radiation followed by chemotherapy is one mode of treatment. Surgery may also be used to remove vaginal tumors.
HOW IS VAGINAL TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Colposcopy may help to identify the exact location and type of the tumor.