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Glossary for Vagina cancer

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding: refers to vaginal bleeding at any time during the menstrual cycle other than normal menstruation
  • Bladder Cancer: Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder.
  • Bleeding after sex: Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Diethylstilbesterol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Diethylstilbesterol during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Diethylstilbestrol: A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Female genital organ tumors: Tumors affecting the female genital organs, whether cancerous or bening.
  • Genital system cancer: A malignancy that affects the genital system
  • Miscarriage: Loss of fetus without human interference
  • Painful sexual intercourse: The experience of pain whilst having sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Rectal cancer: A growth or excessive proliferation of cells in the rectum which is the final portion of the digestive system before the anus. The growth may be benign or malignant.
  • Sarcoma botryoides: An aggressive form of cancer that arises from embryonic muscle cells. The tumor resembles a bunch of grapes and tends to occur in the genitourinary tract. Common locations are the cervix, vagina and bladder and very rare cases can occur in the bile duct or the soft tissues of the head and neck. It occurs most often in female infants and young children. Symptoms will vary depending on the exact location of the tumor.
  • Sexual Conditions: Any condition that affects sexual function
  • Urogenital tumors: Any tumor of the urinary or genital organs, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Vagina conditions: Any condition that affects the female vagina
  • Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding in or from the vagina.
  • Vaginal discharge: Discharge from the vagina as a symptom
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.


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