Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Vaginal Cancer Diagnosis
Your doctor may find vaginal cancer during a routine pelvic examination and Pap test. Facing a cancer diagnosis is never easy. You want to be sure you have the latest treatments, the most effective technology and a skilled and supportive team of caregivers. At Fletcher Allen, you will find each one of these in our gynecologic oncology team.
Diagnosing Vaginal Cancer at Fletcher Allen
Our knowledgeable gynecologists are specially trained in advanced technology. Vaginal cancer diagnosis may include:
- Colposcopy - This procedure uses a lighted, magnifying instrument (colposcope) to check the vagina and cervix for abnormal areas.
- Biopsy - Sometimes colposcopy includes a biopsy, which is removing a sample of vaginal and cervical tissue for analysis in a laboratory by a pathologist.
- Pelvic exam - The doctor or nurse examines a woman’s reproductive and other organs in the pelvis including the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and rectum.
- Pap test - During a pelvic exam, the doctor or nurse collects vaginal and cervical cells for later analysis under a microscope.
- Imaging, such as:
Learn about vaginal cancer treatments.
Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call 877-540-HOPE (4673).