Treatments for vaginal cancer
If you have vaginal cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for vaginal cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- stage of the tumour
- location of the tumour
- type of tumour
- size of the tumour
- your overall health
- previous radiation therapy to the pelvis
- whether you want to become pregnant in the future
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