Risk factors for vaginal cancer include HPV infection, smoking, age (50 years and older), and prior treatment for cervical or vulvar cancer. The daughters of women who took DES (a hormone used many years ago to prevent miscarriage) while pregnant are at increased for both vaginal and cervical cancer.
In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is featuring a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on the HPV vaccine. The two-minute video encourages parents to get their children the vaccine.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.