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Vaginal cancer symptoms

Finding vaginal cancer while it is still at an early stage increases the chance for successful treatment. While symptoms usually do not develop until the cancer is at an advanced stage, being aware of the possible signs of vaginal cancer and discussing them with your doctor right away if you experience them may improve the chance of catching it and treating it at an earlier stage.

Regular gynecological exams also help doctors find pre-cancerous conditions and early invasive cancers before symptoms may even be present.

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Vaginal cancer symptoms

Once the disease becomes invasive, symptoms of vaginal cancer may include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • An obvious mass
  • Pain during intercourse

In more advanced vaginal cancers, symptoms may include painful urination, constipation and continuous pelvic pain.

Understanding cancer symptoms

These symptoms may be attributed to a number of conditions other than cancer. If you notice any cancer signs or symptoms, it's important to visit your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

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