Overview of Vaginal Cancer
Vaginal cancer starts in the cells of the vagina. This cancer usually occurs in the lining of the vagina, called the epithelium. When these cells grow out of control, they can turn into vaginal squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is rare and takes several years to develop.
Vaginal Cancer Treatment
There are various treatment choices for vaginal cancer. The Baylor Scott & White Health team is here to help with your decision. Your physician can answer questions you may have about vaginal cancer, symptoms, treatments and side effects.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of vaginal cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Laser Surgery
- Wide local excision
- Pelvic exenteration
- Radiation Therapy
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Vaginal Cancer Care
Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including vaginal cancer.
The Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection, treatment and pursuit of a cure for patients with breast and gynecologic cancers.