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Is vaginal cancer serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Vaginal cancer can be serious if it's not detected or treated early. If untreated, it can spread to other tissues and organs, such as the pelvis, rectum, and bladder. Then it becomes much harder to treat. When vaginal cancer is confined to the vagina, about 65-70 percent of women live at least five years after they have been diagnosed, and many live much longer than that.

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