Treatment

Most patients with vaginal cancer are treated with surgery or radiation therapy.

There are four types of vaginal cancer, depending on the type of cancer where the cancer began. (1) Vaginal squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type and refers to the thin, flat cells that line the surface of the vagina; (2) vaginal adenocarcinoma begins in the glandular cells on the surface of the vagina; (3) vaginal melanoma which develops on the pigment-producing cells of the vagina; and (4) vaginal sarcoma which develops in the connective tissue cells or smooth muscle cells in the vagina walls.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.