On the contrary, it is pretty rare one.
Vaginal cancer occurs mostly in old women, around the age of 60 or older. The disease can also appear as a consequence of HPV (human papilloma virus) infection.
Women which have vaginal cancer rarely experience symptoms at the beginning. If there are any symptoms the may include: pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding or a vaginal lump. It is good for each women who notice something like that to consult with a specialist.
Vaginal cancer can be found with a Pap test or during pelvic examination. Other methods that can help the specialist to diagnose the disease are colposcopy or biopsy. Sometimes vaginal cancer can be cure if it’s found in its early stages.
There are five main types of vaginal cancer:
Squamous cell carcinomas
Treatment of the disease depends on its type and stage. Most of the specialists choose to treat vaginal cancer with radiation but sometimes surgery is used to remove the tumor. If the case is too complicated it may be necessary to combine radiation with chemotherapy.
Learn some more about vaginal cancer in the following video: