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Colposcopy for vaginal cancer

What is a colposcopy?

During this exam, also known as a vaginoscopy, your doctor uses a special microscope, called a colposcope, to look at the vaginal walls and cervix more closely. The colposcope is designed to provide an enlarged view of the areas, allowing your doctor to observe any abnormal tissue.

Colposcopy for vaginal cancer

If abnormal tissue is identified, your doctor may take a sample of the cells and send them to a pathologist for closer examination and testing.