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Vaginal Cancer Overview

  • Whether you've been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer or are at high risk of developing one, the specialists in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Gynecologic Oncology Program provide expert, compassionate care.

    Because gynecologic cancers can have a wide range of physical and emotional effects, we've assembled a team of experts from many disciplines to help you and your family cope with cancer and its treatment. Our clinicians will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan suited to your situation.

    Exceptional Care for Patients with Vaginal Cancer — You Have...

    • A team of gynecologic oncology specialists who diagnose and treat dozens of patients with vaginal cancer, and are setting treatment guidelines for other physicians around the world.
    • The program's team of gynecologic pathologists, among the largest of its kind, has deep expertise in diagnosing vaginal cancer and has made many significant discoveries regarding the early development of gynecologic cancers.
    • Our GYN surgical oncologists perform minimally-invasive surgical techniques that preserve healthy tissue and reduce recovery time.
    • Our physicians' pioneering research into radiation and concurrent chemotherapy treatment has led to improved survival rates for women with vaginal cancer.
    • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center was the first facility in the United States to offer MR-guided radiation implant treatment, a more targeted approach that minimizes damage to surrounding tissue. The radioactive seed implantation is performed under real-time MR guidance using a unique GE Signa® system – one of only a few in the world.
    • Our physicians were the first to publish excellent clinical outcomes of the use of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) with dose constraints to protect surrounding tissue.
    • We offer specialized care for women with sexual health or fertility concerns, and access to a wide array of support services and survivorship care.
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    Becoming a Patient

    As a new Dana-Farber patient, find answers to questions about your first visit: what to bring, how to find us, where to park, and how to prepare.

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    Support Services and Amenities

    We offer a wide range of services, from financial planning to creative arts to spiritual counsel, to support our patients through their cancer experiences.

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    How Our Gynecologic Cancer Patients Rate Dana-Farber

    Take a look at our patient satisfaction survey results for our patients treated for gynecologic cancers.