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Treatment of stage IV vaginal carcinoma
The following are treatment options for stage IV vaginal carcinoma. The types of treatments given are based on the unique needs of the person with cancer. Treatment is the same for stage IV squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Treatment of stage IVA vaginal carcinoma
Treatment of stage IVB vaginal carcinoma
The chemotherapy drugs that may be used are:
- 5-fluorouracil (5-FU, Adrucil)
- cisplatin (Platinol AQ)
- mitomycin (Mutamycin)
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Procytox)
- bleomycin (Blenoxane)
- paclitaxel (Taxol)
- docetaxel (Taxotere)
Women with vaginal carcinoma may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.