Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer

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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 lining of the vagina. 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 having treatment for vaginal cancer.

Last reviewed: 
24 Apr 2018

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