Vaginal cancer is rare. It accounts for 1% to 2% of cancers in the female genital tract, and a very small portion of cancers overall.
Vaginal cancer occurs mainly in older women. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 67.
For survival statistics related to vaginal cancer, see Survival Rates for Vaginal Cancer.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
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Last Revised: March 18, 2021