- Cancer 101: Cancer Explained
- Guide to Breast Cancer
- Skin Cancer Risks
- Patient Comments: Vaginal Cancer - Risks and Causes
- Find a local Oncologist in your town
- Vaginal cancer facts*
- What is vaginal cancer?
- What are causes and risk factors for vaginal cancer?
- What are symptoms and signs of vaginal cancer?
- What tests are used to diagnose vaginal cancer?
- What is the prognosis for vaginal cancer?
- How is staging determined for vaginal cancer?
- What is the treatment for vaginal cancer?
- Treatment options by stage
- Treatment options for recurrent vaginal cancer
- Where can I find more information about vaginal cancer?
Treatment options for recurrent vaginal cancer
Treatment of recurrent vaginal cancer may include the following:
- Pelvic exenteration.
- Radiation therapy.
- A clinical trial of a new treatment.
Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.
Where can I find more information about vaginal cancer?
For more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deaf and hard-of-hearing callers with TTY equipment may call 1-800-332-8615. The call is free and a trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.
Web sites and Organizations
The NCI Web site provides online access to information on cancer, clinical trials, and other Web sites and organizations that offer support and resources for cancer patients and their families. There are also many other places where people can get materials and information about cancer treatment and services. Local hospitals may have information on local and regional agencies that offer information about finances, getting to and from treatment, receiving care at home, and dealing with problems associated with cancer treatment.
The NCI has booklets and other materials for patients, health professionals, and the public. These publications discuss types of cancer, methods of cancer treatment, coping with cancer, and clinical trials. Some publications provide information on tests for cancer, cancer causes and prevention, cancer statistics, and NCI research activities. NCI materials on these and other topics may be ordered online or printed directly from the NCI Publications Locator. These materials can also be ordered by telephone from the Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), TTY at 1-800-332-8615.
The NCI's LiveHelp service, a program available on several of the Institute's Web sites, provides Internet users with the ability to chat online with an Information Specialist. The service is available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Information Specialists can help Internet users find information on NCI Web sites and answer questions about cancer.
For more information from the NCI, please write to this address:
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard, MSC8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
Medically reviewed by Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology
SOURCE: U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Last updated: 7/18/2007