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What do I need to know to care for someone with vaginal cancer?

To care for someone with vaginal cancer, you need to know what type of treatment that person is receiving, and if there are side effects. Be sensitive to your loved one's pain, needs, and emotions through this trying time. If you are intimate with someone with vaginal cancer, talk to a doctor about how to safely maintain a satisfying level of intimacy. Most importantly, be supportive and encouraging for the person you are caring for.

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What is the rate of incidence for vaginal cancer?
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Is vaginal cancer serious?
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