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

Check out this Women Magazine/aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring our Listen, Learn, Act message and an article by National Race Surgeons Team Captain Linda Duska, M.D.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in West Bloomfield, MI. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.