Just over 250 women are diagnosed with Vaginal cancer each year in the UK. This makes this a very rare disease. It is most common in women over 60 and is rare for women under 40. Vagina cancer begins when cells change their growth pattern and structure, to develop into a lesion or tumour (lump). The usual treatment for vaginal cancer is surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are also used depending on pattern changes. Cancer of the vagina is a skin (also known as squamous) cancer and is very uncommon.
In our tools section there is more information and links to organisation that can provide help and support for this cancer. If you have any concern always consult your healthcare professional.