Vaginal Cancer

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Treating Vaginal Cancer TOPICS

Laser surgery for vaginal pre- cancer

In this treatment, a beam of high-energy light is used to vaporize the abnormal tissue. This is a very effective treatment for vaginal pre-cancer (vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia or VAIN), and works well for large lesions. However, this is not a treatment for invasive cancer. For laser surgery to be an option, the doctor must be certain that the worst lesion was biopsied and that invasive cancer is not a concern.

For more information on laser surgery, see Lasers in Cancer Treatment.

Last Medical Review: 06/17/2014
Last Revised: 02/16/2016