Vaginal Cancer

About- Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that mostly occurs in the cells that line the surface of the vagina, the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals.
Symptoms-
 Abnormal vaginal bleeding
 Abnormal vaginal discharge
 Vaginal cysts
 Painful urination
 Frequent urination
 Constipation
 Pelvic pain 

Causes-
The exact cause of vaginal cancer is not known. In general, cancer begins when healthy cells acquire a genetic mutation that turns normal cells into abnormal cells. Several risk factors are
 Increasing age
 Atypical cells in the vagina called vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
 Use of miscarriage prevention drug
 Multiple sexual partners
 First intercourse at early age
 Smoking
 HIV infection
 Human papilloma virus (HPV)
 Previous cervical cancer
 History of hysterectomy 

Specialists to visit

 Oncologist
 Radiation Oncologist
 Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancer.gov
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.cancer.org

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