In many cases, vaginal cancer has no noticeable symptoms. Similarly, many of the symptoms associated with cancer can be caused by another condition, such as an infection. Therefore, it is important for a woman to be aware of any changes in her body and to consult with a physician any time symptoms arise in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and determine the next steps for treatment. Women in St. Petersburg, Florida, can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center, located nearby in Tampa, for information, diagnostic services and treatment of vaginal cancer.
When vaginal cancer does produce symptoms, it may include:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, often after intercourse
- Watery discharge from the vagina
- A noticeable mass or lump in the vagina
- Pain during intercourse or during urination
- Chronic constipation
- Persistent pelvic pain
Consulting a physician as soon as symptoms occur is the first step in diagnosing and treating vaginal cancer. As with other types of cancer, early detection increases the number of treatment options available and is more likely to lead to a successful outcome. Many women in St. Petersburg, FL, who have been diagnosed with vaginal cancer seek treatment at Moffitt.
Our gynecological clinic features a multispecialty team of medical experts who collaborate as a tumor board to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Moffitt patients also benefit from the convenience of having all specialists, diagnostic tests, treatment services and related supportive care services under a single roof.
Women from St. Petersburg, FL, and other nearby areas who would like to discuss their symptoms with a vaginal cancer expert are welcome to schedule an appointment at Moffitt Cancer Center by filling out a new patient registration form online or calling 1-888-663-3488. We do not require a referral to schedule an appointment.