Jefferson Health

Vaginal Cancer

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If you are diagnosed with vaginal cancer, the experienced team at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson can carefully guide you through available treatment options that address all your medical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Bringing together the expertise of Jefferson gynecologic surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiation therapists and radiologists, your medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the nature of your cancer and its progression. Treatment for vaginal cancer usually involves a combination of surgery to remove the cancerous tissue and radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells. Your medical team will help you weigh the benefits and risks of each treatment, so you can choose the option that is best for you.

The Center's physicians and scientists have helped pioneer new approaches to cancer treatment by translating scientific discoveries into improved patient care. Our physicians are experienced in using the most advanced treatment methods and technologies and are at the forefront of developing new chemotherapies. Jefferson is also home to the region's busiest radiation oncology center and one of the largest programs for cancer treatment in the Delaware Valley.

Additionally, we will provide you and your family a support network that includes specially trained nurses, educators, fellow patients and cancer survivors. Among the wide variety of support programs offered at Jefferson is our Buddy Program, which matches cancer patients with trained volunteer cancer survivors who have been through treatment themselves. These volunteers provide one-on-one support either over the telephone or on-site in the waiting area at the Bodine Center for Radiation Therapy/Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. You can also access services to meet your emotional and psychological needs during your course of treatment through the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the best way patients can receive new therapies and procedures. To find out if a clinical trial might be right for you, ask your health care provider or contact the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Clinical Research Management Office at 215-955-1661.