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The most common symptom of vaginal cancer is abnormal bleeding. Abnormal bleeding is most likely to hve another underlying cause, since vaginal cancer itself is very rare. However, women should seek medical attention of they experience any of the following smyptoms:
Some examples of less common symptoms seen in vaginal cancer include:
Diagnosis is usually based on a detailed history of symptoms and the pattern of vaginal bleeding. Usually, a gynaecologist deals with the diagnosis and treatment of this type of cancer along with a team of other specialists including oncologists (cancer specialists) and radiotherapists.
Examples of the examinations that may be performed include:
Once vaginal cancer is diagnosed, it is staged. Staging helps determine the best course of treatment and also helps predict the patient’s outcome. The stages of vaginal cancer include: