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The stage of a cancer tells you about its size and whether it has spread. It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN)

Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) means that there are abnormal cells in the inner lining of the vagina.

Stage 1

Stage 1 is an early stage.  In this stage, the cancer has started to grow into the wall of the vagina but has not spread further.


Stage 2

Your guide to stage 2 vaginal cancer and the treatment options. 

Stage 3

Read about stage 3 vaginal cancer and how it might be treated. 

Stage 4

Stage 4 is advanced vaginal cancer. Read about stage 4A and 4B and the treatment options. 

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