Diagnosis of Vaginal Cancer
The diagnosis of vaginal cancer is often missed or delayed because this type of malignancy is rare and is often asymptomatic in the early stages. The symptoms when present, are non-specific for vaginal cancer and many other more common gynecological conditions are first excluded. Vaginal cancer is more often diagnosed during routine pelvic examination and a pap smear. Therefore screening for vaginal cancer is advocated for women who are at high risk as discussed under causes of vaginal cancer.