Vaginal cancer, especially at the precancerous and early stages, may not cause any symptoms. Common symptoms for more advanced vaginal cancer include unusual vaginal bleeding, pain, problems with urination or bowel movements, a watery vaginal discharge and/or a lump or mass in the vagina.
After surviving cancer, women look for a community of support and guidance. In a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, survivors share how they live and thrive after endometrial cancer. As described by one survivor, “You can get better.”
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.