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Your treatment depends on a number of factors including the type and stage of cancer and where the cancer is in your vagina.

Treatment decisions

The two main treatments for vaginal cancer are radiotherapy and surgery. You may also have chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy.


Find out about the different types of surgery for vaginal cancer, what happens before surgery and how you might feel after your operation.

Laser treatment

Find out how laser treatment treats abnormal cells in the vagina lining. These abnormal cells are called vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN).


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells.


Read about chemotherapy for vaginal cancer and the possible side effects.

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for vaginal cancer.

Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2015

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