5 Signs of Vaginal Cancer Not to Ignore

For most healthy women, vaginal cancer isn’t so high up on the list of conditions to detect: it’s rare, and none of its symptoms are particularly unique to this sneaky killer. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, while all women are susceptible to contracting vaginal cancer, only 6 to 7 percent of diagnosed gynecological cancers in the U.S. account for both vaginal and vulvar cancers combined. Regardless of your age or general health, beware of the five common symptoms of vaginal cancer, and know when to get checked. After all, the earlier the condition is caught, the higher the likelihood for successful treatment.

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