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The following are treatment options for stage II vaginal carcinoma. The types of treatments given are based on the unique needs of the person with cancer. Treatment is the same for stage II squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Radiation therapy is often the primary treatment for stage II vaginal carcinoma. It may also be given as adjuvantadjuvantTreatment given in addition to the first-line therapy (the first or standard treatment) to help reduce the risk of a disease (such as cancer) coming back (recurring). therapy following surgery. The types of radiation therapy are:
Surgery may be offered for some stage II vaginal carcinoma. The types of surgery are:
Women with vaginal cancer may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.
Seeing my sister Erin – a young mother – struggle with the emotional blow and then the physical toll of cancer treatment made me want to do something to help women feel confident.
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