What is vaginal cancer?
Vaginal cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the vagina, also known as the birth canal. The vagina is a 3- to 4-inch tube that connects the cervix (the opening of the womb or uterus) and the vulva (the folds of skin around the opening to the vagina).
Vaginal cancer incidence
Vaginal cancer is rare, and the American Cancer Society estimates that 4,620 women in the United States will be diagnosed with this form of cancer in 2016.