Vaginal cancer; Cancer – vagina; Tumor – vaginal
Definition of Vaginal tumors
A vaginal tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the vagina, a female reproductive organ.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Most cancerous vaginal tumors occur when another cancer, such as or , spreads. This is called secondary vaginal cancer.
Signs and tests
In patients with no symptoms, the cancer may be found during a routine pelvic examination and .
Treatment of vaginal cancer depends on the type of cancer, and how far the disease has spread.
How well patients with vaginal cancer do depends on the stage of disease and the specific type of tumor.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/31/2010