The staging of vaginal cancer will help your doctor determine a method of treatment. Imaging tests, including x-rays, MRI and CT scans, will help physicians determine how large the cancer is and how far it has spread.
- Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ): The cancer is found only inside the vagina and is only in a few cell layers. This is also referred to as vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia.
- Stage I: The cancer is found in the vagina, but has not spread outside of it.
- Stage II: The cancer has spread to tissues outside the vagina, but has not progressed to pelvic bones.
- Stage III: The cancer has spread to the bones of the pelvis, and perhaps to other organs and pelvic lymph nodes as well.
- Stage IVA: The cancer has spread into the bladder or rectum.
- Stage IVB: The cancer has spread to other parts of the body (e.g., the lungs).