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Where this vaginal cancer information comes from

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On this page are the major sources of information that we used to put together the vaginal cancer section.


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All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had vaginal cancer, live in the UK, and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.


UK guidelines

Department of Health, 1999
Improving Outcomes in Gynaecological Cancers

Referral for suspected cancer. A clinical practice guideline.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, June 2015
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website



Principles and practice of oncology (10th edition)
De Vita, VT, Hellman, S and Rosenberg SA 
Lippincott, Wiliams and Wilkins, 2015

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
J Tobias and R Hochhauser
Wiley Blackwell, 2010

Textbook of Uncommon Cancer (4th Edition)
Raghavan D et al (eds)
John Wiley and Sons. 2012



US National Cancer Institute
Information on vaginal cancer


Reviews and articles

Vaginal cancer. V Di Donato, F Bellati, M Fischetti, F Plotti, G Perniola, P Benedetti Panici. Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology. 2011 May 13.

Primary malignant melanoma of the vagina. M Frumovitz, M Etchepareborda, CC Sun, PT Soliman, PJ Eifel, CF Levenback, PT Ramirez.Obstetric Gynecology Clinic North America. 2010 Dec;116(6):1358-65.

Colposcopy of the vagina and vulva. Gagné HM. Obstetric Gynecology Clinic North America. 2008 Dec;35(4):659-69.

Carcinoma of the Vagina. FIGO 6th Annual Report on the Results of Treatment in Gynecological Cancer. Beller U, Benedet JL, Creasman WT, Ngan HY, Quinn MA, Maisonneuve P, Pecorelli S, Odicino F, Heintz AP. International Journal Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2006 Nov; 95 Suppl 1:S29-42.

Positron emission tomography in gynecological malignancies. Kumar R, Chauhan A, Jana S, Dadparvar S. Expert Review Anticancer Therapy. 2006 Jul;6(7):1033-44.


Specialist reviewers

Dr I Fernando, consultant oncologist, MB, MRCP, FRCR
Dr Amanda Tristram, Senior Lecturer and Honarary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, MBChB, MRCOG, MD



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Updated: 29 September 2015