Vaginal Cancer Causes
vagina should not be confused with the vulva, all external parts of the women reproductive tract. The vagina is
the organ through which a woman has sex, evacuates fluids during menstruation and gives birth. It is
muscular and very elastic duct, about 12 cm in length, which extends from the uterus to the vulva.
of the vagina is covered with a thin
mucous membrane (vaginal
mucosa) that has many transverse
ridges (vaginal rugae) as well as
many nerves allowing it to have certain sensitivity. The vaginal mucosa constantly produces various secretions
to keep the vagina more or less humid.
Vaginal cancer occurs when
certain cells lining the vagina multiply anarchically t form a malignant growth. These cells never stop to grow,
and leading to formation of cancerous lesions in the vaginal cavity. In other words, vagina cancer is
characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells that line the inner surface of the
Vaginal Cancer Risk Factors