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Vaginal cancer staging

The staging of primary vaginal cancer covers for all histological sub types and is as follows

FIGO staging system
  • stage 0 : carcinoma in situ
  • stage I : tumour confined to vagina
  • stage II : invasion of paravaginal tissues but no extension beyond pelvic side walls
  • stage III : extension to pelvic side walls
  • stage IV : spread beyond the true pelvis
    • stage IVa : invasion of bladder / rectal mucosa and / or extension beyond the true pelvis
    • stage IVb : distant metastatic disease

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