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How does surgery treat vaginal cancer?

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Your doctor may use a laser to cut out affected tissue or growths. In some cases, she may need to remove all or part of the vagina. You doctor could also choose to perform a hysterectomy, a procedure that removes the uterus. Sometimes, the cervix or other organs need to be removed as well.

From: Vaginal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Vaginal Cancer Treatment.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Vaginal Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention.”

CDC: “Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers.”

American Cancer Society: “Vaginal Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Treatment for Women: Possible Sexual Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Vaginal Cancer Treatment.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Vaginal Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention.”

CDC: “Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers.”

American Cancer Society: “Vaginal Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cancer Treatment for Women: Possible Sexual Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 19, 2020

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