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Diseases » Vagina cancer » Summary
 

What is Vagina cancer?

What is Vagina cancer?

Vagina cancer, also called vaginal cancer, is a malignant disease that occurs when there is an uncontrolled growth ...more »

  • Vagina cancer: Cancer of the vagina.
  • Vagina cancer: A malignant tumor involving the vagina. Representative examples include carcinomas and sarcomas. -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Vagina cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vagina cancer, or a subtype of Vagina cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vagina cancer: Introduction

Types of Vagina cancer:

Types of Vagina cancer:

  • Embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas - rare type in female newborns and young girls
  • DES-related vaginal cancer - occurring in females whose mothers had taken DES during pregnancy.
  • more types...»

Broader types of Vagina cancer:

How many people get Vagina cancer?

Prevalance of Vagina cancer: 3 in 10,000 for DES-related cases of vaginal cancer.
Prevalance Rate of Vagina cancer: approx 1 in 3,333 or 0.03% or 81,600 people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Vagina cancer: 2,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
Incidence Rate of Vagina cancer: approx 1 in 136,000 or 0.00% or 2,000 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Vagina cancer?

Patient Profile for Vagina cancer: Mostly women 45 to 65; cased in the teens and 20's often related to DES

Gender Profile for Vagina cancer: Women only

How serious is Vagina cancer?

Complications of Vagina cancer: see complications of Vagina cancer

What causes Vagina cancer?

Causes of Vagina cancer: see causes of Vagina cancer
Risk factors for Vagina cancer: see risk factors for Vagina cancer

What are the symptoms of Vagina cancer?

Symptoms of Vagina cancer: see symptoms of Vagina cancer

Complications of Vagina cancer: see complications of Vagina cancer

Can anyone else get Vagina cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Vagina cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vagina cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vagina cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vagina cancer: Oncologist, Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vagina cancer.
Treatments for Vagina cancer: see treatments for Vagina cancer
Alternative treatments for Vagina cancer: see alternative treatments for Vagina cancer
Research for Vagina cancer: see research for Vagina cancer

Society issues for Vagina cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Vagina cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vagina cancer:

  • 0.006% (696) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Vagina cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Vagina cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Vagina cancer

Main name of condition: Vagina cancer

Class of Condition for Vagina cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Vagina cancer:

vaginal cancer, cancer of the vagina

Vagina cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vagina cancer:

 

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