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Vaginal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Recurrent Vaginal Cancer

Treatment of recurrent vaginal cancer may include the following:

  • Pelvic exenteration.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • A clinical trial of anticancer drugs and/or radiosensitizers.

Although no anticancer drugs have been shown to help patients with recurrent vaginal cancer live longer, they are often treated with regimens used for cervical cancer. (See the PDQ summary on Cervical Cancer Treatment.)

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Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent 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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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