Vaginal Cancer Linked to Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)

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Vaginal cancer is rare, with 2,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Along with cervix and vulvar cancers, the most common cause of vaginal cancer is the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV). Charles Levenback, M.D., and Anuja Jhingran, M.D., both professors in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the basics, diagnoses, and treatment for vaginal cancer.

Heisler et al. Mayo Clinic Proceedings Feb 2010 Article Re: Complication Rates in Patients undergoing Vaginal Hysterectomies

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Dr. Christine Heisler, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, discusses complication rates between local and referral patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy at Mayo Clinic; this study was published in the February 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.