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    Vaginal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

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    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage II vaginal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage III Vaginal Cancer

    Treatment of stage III vaginal cancer is the same for squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma. Treatment may include the following:

    • External radiation therapy. Internal radiation therapy may also be given.
    • Surgery (rare) followed by external radiation therapy. Internal radiation therapy may also be given.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III vaginal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IVA Vaginal Cancer

    Treatment of stage IVA vaginal cancer is the same for squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma. Treatment may include the following:

    • External radiation therapy and/or internal radiation therapy.
    • Surgery (rare) followed by external radiation therapy and/or internal radiation therapy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IVA vaginal cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IVB Vaginal Cancer

    Treatment of stage IVB vaginal cancer is the same for squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma. Treatment may include the following:

    • Radiation therapy as palliative therapy, to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life. Chemotherapy may also be given.
    • A clinical trial of anticancer drugs and/or radiosensitizers.
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