The vaginal cancer survival rate is highest for patients who are diagnosed before their cancer begins to spread. However, survival rates are increasing for more extensive cancers as well, especially as oncologists learn more about how to target cancerous cells that have spread throughout the body. With researchers developing newer and more effective treatments on a regular basis, vaginal cancer outcomes are gradually improving.
Although it’s impossible to predict how any person will respond to treatment, research does show that the vaginal cancer survival rate is best when:
- The cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, before it has spread to other organs
- The cancer is considered “low grade,” meaning that the cancerous cells look only slightly different from healthy cells
- The patient is otherwise in good health and can withstand an intensive, multi-faceted treatment regimen
Additionally, patients have several ways to be proactive about improving their outcomes. For instance, women can choose oncologists who have focused experience in treating gynecological cancers, rather than addressing a broad scope of malignancies that occur throughout the entire body. Furthermore, women can seek out cancer centers that take a multispecialty approach to treatment, perform clinical research and provide patients with access to cutting-edge treatments through clinical trials.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, our team works closely with each patient to help her achieve the best possible outcome, as well as the highest possible quality of life. We understand that there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” treatment; we create tailored treatment plans that take into account each patient’s needs and preferences.
Not only does Moffitt offer the newest surgical techniques, chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy delivery methods, but we are continually making new options available as a result of our bench-to-bedside research. As a result, our gynecological cancer survival rates consistently exceed the national averages. And, as part of our commitment to providing comprehensive treatment, we also offer extensive supportive care services to benefit our patients throughout recovery and beyond.
Referrals are not required to seek treatment at Moffitt. To schedule a consultation, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. Our team can provide you with more detailed information regarding the vaginal cancer survival rate, as well as steps you can take to improve your own prognosis.