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Vaginal cancer

/upload/vagina/vagina.gifThe most common form of vaginal cancer is squamous epithelial carcinoma, which constitutes about 2/3 of all cases.

Other rare forms are melanoma, adenocarcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, and sarcoma botryoides.  


Vaginal cancer is rare and only about 1 of every 1,100 women will develop vaginal cancer in her lifetime. A woman’s risk for vaginal cancer continually increases with age. According to American Society of Clinical Oncology it was estimated to be 4,810 new cases in the United States in 2017. Recent research has shown that about 75% of vaginal cancers diagnosed from 2008 through 2012 were due to human papillomavirus (HPV). (4)



Age-specific incidence of vaginal cancer, 2009–2013.

Source: Cancer Registry of Norway



Incidence of vaginal cancer, 2009–2013.

Source: Cancer Registry of Norway

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