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: June 17, 2014 Last Revised: February 16, 2016