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What is vaginal cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Vaginal cancer, or cancer of the vagina, is a rare condition in which malignant cells grow in the vagina. It most often occurs as a type of skin cancer on the surface of the vagina. Older women are more prone to get vaginal cancer. Only about 1 to 3 percent of all gynecological cancers are vaginal cancer. Having vaginal cancer diagnosed early gives you your best hope for a cure.

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