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[vuh-jie-nuh] the passage leading from the vulva (the female genital organs on the outside of the body) to the uterus (the womb). See also vulva.

Cáncer de vagina

Page 1. Cáncer de vagina ¿Qué es el cáncer? El cuerpo está ... Qué
es el cáncer de vagina? La vagina La vagina tiene ...


What is vaginal cancer?

... The vagina. The vagina is a 3- to 4-inch (7½- to 10-cm) tube. ... The vagina
is lined by a layer of flat cells called squamous cells. ...


Preventing pain during sex

... Sexual activity may cause pain in the vagina itself or in the delicate tissues
around it. ... Her partner can feel the movement of her vagina. ...


Surgery for vaginal cancer

... radiation. Surgery is not often used to treat squamous cell cancers of
the vagina, but it is used for sarcomas and melanomas. ...


Pelvic exenteration

... In this surgery, the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, and
sometimes the bladder, urethra, and/or rectum are removed. ...


Vaginal Cancer

... The vagina The vagina is a 3- to 4-inch (7½- to 10-cm) tube. ... The vagina
is lined by a layer of flat cells called squamous cells. ...


Radiation therapy for uterine sarcomas

... In cases where only the upper third of the vagina (the vaginal cuff) needs to
be treated, radioactive material is inserted through the vagina. ...


Radiation therapy for endometrial cancer

... For vaginal brachytherapy, a cylinder containing a source of radiation is inserted
into the vagina. ... In some cases scar tissue can form in the vagina. ...


Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer

... Radiation to the vagina can also damage its lining, making it thin and ... Rarely,
women get ulcers, or open sores, in their vaginas, which may take ...