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Treatments for Vaginal Cancer

Your Treatment Begins Here

Your treatment options for vaginal cancer depend on several factors, including the type and its stage. The most common treatments include surgery and radiation, but if those can’t control your cancer, you may be offered other treatments, including chemotherapy or clinical trials. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Chemotherapy

    This well-known cancer treatment uses medicines taken intravenously or by mouth to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy may be given before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to fight cancer cells that have potentially spread.

  • Local Excision

    This surgery removes cancerous tissue and a surrounding rim of healthy tissue. It's also called wide excision. In early stages, this may be all that's needed if lymph nodes are clear.

  • Radiation Oncology

    A team of medical professionals with advanced training deliver radiation treatment and care.

  • Vaginectomy

    This surgery removes the portion of the vagina that is cancerous. This can be partial, total or, in cases where the cancer has spread, a radical vaginectomy also removes surrounding tissue.