The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix the opening of uterus to the outside of the body. At birth, a baby passes out of the body through the vagina also called the birth canal. Enlarge Anatomy of the female reproductive system.
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If you have a total or radical hysterectomyyour cervix and uterus will be removed. More extensive than a total hysterectomy, a radical hysterectomy also involves removal of the upper part of the vagina and additional tissue adjacent to the uterus. The top part of your vagina — where your upper vagina or cervix used to be — will be sewn together as part of this procedure.
Vaginal cancer is cancer that occurs in the vagina — the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals. Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in your vagina — the muscular tube that connects your uterus with your outer genitals. Vaginal cancer most commonly occurs in the cells that line the surface of your vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal.
Abstract: Endometrial cancer EC is one of the most common gynecological cancers among women in the developed countries. Vaginal cuff is the main location of relapses after a curative surgical procedure and postoperative radiation therapy have proven to diminish it. Nevertheless, these results have not translated into better survival results.
The type of treatment your cancer care team recommends depends on the type of vaginal cancer you have, how far the cancer has spread, your overall health, and your preferences. Because vaginal cancer is rare, it's has been hard to study it well. There are no "standard" treatments that experts agree on.
There are two main types of vaginal cancer; squamous cell cancer and adenocarcinoma. Over four fifths of all vaginal cancers are squamous carcinoma, this is more common in women between the ages of 60 and The other type of vaginal cancer; adenocarcinoma is usually found in young women under 30 years old.
We present a case report of secondary vaginal cancer after complete hysterectomy due to myoma that was complicated by low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia CIN I and human papilloma virus HPV infection. After complete hysterectomy, the HPV DNA level in the vaginal tissue was obviously increased, and vaginal cancer was diagnosed 6 months later. Therefore, HPV should be regularly assessed during the postoperative follow-up period.