How is vaginal cancer treated?
Treatment for vaginal cancer depends on the type of cell, the stage of cancer (how advanced it is), and your age. A young woman who has not yet had children may receive a different type of treatment with the goal of preserving her fertility.
Your doctor will determine the best treatment plan for you. In general, early non-advanced types of cancer and precancerous cells may be treated with laser surgery and topical treatments.
Vaginal cancer is staged in three ways, based on how far the tumor has progressed in the vagina, whether it has spread to the lymph nodes, and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. These three categories are called T (tumor), N (nodes), and M (whether it has metastasized, or spread).