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Types of treatment

The treatment for vaginal cancer depends on a number of factors including your age and general health, the stage, grade and type of cancer, and what you want.

Radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy may be used to treat cancer of the vagina. You may have one, or a combination, of these treatments.

Treatment given after the main treatment to increase the chances of a cure is called adjuvant therapy. Treatment given before the main treatment is called neoadjuvant treatment.

If you want to try complementary therapies, which are generally used in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment, it is important that you discuss this with your doctors and health professionals.

All these treatments are explained in more detail in the following sections.