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Vaginal Cancer Expertise

Cancer of the vagina, a rare kind of cancer in women, is a disease in which malignant cells are found in the tissues of the vagina. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 2,300 cases of vaginal cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2010.

With rare cancers like vaginal cancer, it is important that you seek treatment from experienced gynecologic cancer specialists. Our Gynecologic Cancer program is located in the new Stanford Women's Cancer Center, a warm and welcoming facility dedicated solely to the treatment of gynecologic and breast cancer.

Honoring your unique needs, our physicians will develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to ensure you have the best outcome possible.

  • For locally advanced vaginal cancer, a regimen of low-dose chemotherapy and radiation therapy is given concurrently. This combination potentially increases the efficacy of radiation treatment, mitigates toxic side effects and increases survival beyond radiation alone.

Information on treatment options for Vaginal Cancer

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