Vaginal Cancer Stages
the cancer is detected in your vagina, it is necessary that your doctor knows its stage so that he can determine
the most appropriate treatment to combat it. In addition, knowing the stage of the cancer gives your doctor an
idea of the prognosis.
Vaginal cancer includes the
- Carcinoma in situ – also called stage 0, carcinoma in situ indicates the
genesis of the cancer cells on the first layer of the vaginal wall.
- Stage I - the cancer is confined to the vaginal wall.
- Stage II - the cancer may have spread to paravaginal tissue,
but has not spread into the pelvic wall.
- Stage III – the cancer has spread to the pelvic wall: nearby
lymph nodes or the pelvic wall, or both.
- Stage IV A - the cancer has spread to distant sites of the
vagina or rectum, bladder or pelvis.
- Stage IVB – the cancer has metastasized into distant sites
such as the lungs.
Vaginal Cancer Treatment