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Vaginal Cancer

Stages of Vaginal Cancer

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).

Locations for Vaginal Cancer