Getting diagnosed

You usually start by seeing your GP. They will examine you and might refer you for tests or to a specialist. If the tests show that you have cancer, you have more tests to find out its size and whether it has spread. This is called staging.

Seeing your GP

What happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Your GP should arrange for you to see a specialist if you have symptoms that could be due to vaginal cancer.

Screening

There is no national screening programme for vaginal cancer in the UK. Read more about this.

Test to diagnose vaginal cancer

Your guide to what tests you may have to see if you have vaginal cancer and what happens during them.

Tests to stage vaginal cancer

When vaginal cancer is diagnosed you have other tests to find out the size of the cancer and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2021
Next review due: 
06 Sep 2024
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