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vaginal cancer??? vaginal cancer???

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Unread 07-28-2004, 01:17 PM
vaginal cancer???

hi,

i have severe cervical dysplasia, which is one step away from cancer of the cervix.

i am getting a hysterectomy to solve that.



the doctor said i am still at risk of getting "vaginal cancer".!!!!

this is making me very afraid. anyone hear of this? anyone have this? what do they do for it? is it common? should i worry?
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Unread 07-28-2004, 01:52 PM
vaginal cancer???

's and welcome to Cancer Concerns. Several of the ladies here have had their hysterectomies for cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer (me included).

Were you diagnosed by cone biopsy? Were they able to obtain clean margins? I only ask because 80-90% of women are considered cured with the cone biopsy and do not end up requiring a hysterectomy. When clean margins are obtained, it is generally assumed that all of the abnormal cells have been removed and then there is no additional treatment required. Even some of the very early stage cervical cancers (stage 1a) can be treated with a cone biopsy. You might like to request a referral to see a gynecologic oncologist. They are the experts when it comes to female cancers and precancers, and they know all the most current techniques and treatments available.

As far as vaginal cancer, yes, you will still be at risk for vaginal cancer so it is important that you continue to have your regularly-scheduled follow-ups. Most of us go every 3 months for the first 2 years and then some of us go to every 6 months and some of us go to yearly. Ask your doctor what your follow-up schedule will look like. Now, don't panic about the risk of vaginal cancer. Vaginal cancer is very rare. Sometimes it occurs when not enough tissue at the top of vagina is removed at the time of the hysterectomy. This can leave some of the abnormal cells behind at the vaginal cuff where they can later grow and spread. Sometimes vaginal cancer occurs in other locations, and the cause of it is not always clear. But remember that it is very rare and nothing you should lose any sleep over (just keep those appointments!).

Good luck! Let us know how you're getting along.

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