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.
Community outreach played an important role in the 2018 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, held March 24-27 in New Orleans.
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.