What is vaginal cancer?

Vaginal cancer starts in the cells of the vagina. This cancer usually occurs in the lining of the vagina, called the epithelium. When these cells grow out of control, they can turn into vaginal squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is rare and takes several years to develop.

Vaginal cancer treatment

There are various kinds of treatment for vaginal cancer. The Baylor Scott & White Health team is here to help with your decision. Your physician can answer questions you may have about vaginal cancer, symptoms, treatments and side effects.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of vaginal cancer, and personal preferences. Vaginal cancer treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Laser Surgery
    • Wide local excision
    • Vaginectomy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Lymphadenectomy
    • Pelvic exenteration
  • Quimioterapia
  • Terapia de radiación
  • El manejo del dolor
  • Clinical trials (when appropriate)

Specialized centers for vaginal cancer treatment

Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas

The Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detection and treatment of patients with gynecologic cancers, including vaginal cancer.

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital

The Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey.

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including vaginal cancer.