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.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.
Read the 2015 Fact Sheet: The Role of Heredity in Gynecologic Cancer
Look for the Foundation’s ad in the September issue of Family Circle!