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Vaginal cancer is rare and usually occurs in the vaginal lining. It can often be detected early by Pap smear or routine pelvic examination. If your provider finds abnormal cells, you may need further tests and a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Vaginal cancer: What you need to know

  • Some women may experience vaginal bleeding, pain during intercourse or painful urination with vaginal cancer, but often there are no symptoms.
  • It is often discovered by Pap smear or pelvic exam.
  • A biopsy is typically used to confirm a diagnose the cancer.
  • Your UF Health physician will determine the most effective treatment for you based on the extent of the disease, your age and your overall health.
  • In general, vaginal cancer will often require surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. You may receive a variety of treatments.

Why choose UF Health Jacksonville?

UF Health Gynecologic Oncology in Jacksonville provides diagnostic and patient care services for women with cancers occurring in the female reproductive organs. Our University of Florida gynecologic and medical oncologists are part of a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists at the UF Health Cancer Center.

If you are diagnosed with vaginal cancer, our specialists will work together to offer the latest, most comprehensive cancer care with one goal in mind — to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

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