The vagina is the passage between the uterus and the external female genitals. Cancer that develops in the vagina is vaginal cancer.
Vaginal cancer is very rare. It’s more likely that cancer starts elsewhere and then spreads to the vagina.
If cancer develops outside the vagina on the vulva, this is vulval cancer. Cancer that starts in the cervix (at the bottom of the womb) is cervical cancer. Cancer that starts in the womb is womb (uterus) cancer.
At The Christie, the gynaecological oncology surgical team treat all gynaecological cancers including vaginal cancers.