Women are prone to cervical cancer are those aged between 30-45 years, especially those of you who have been sexually active before age 17 years. Sexual intercourse at an early age too can increase the risk of cervical cancer by 3 times compared to women who had sexual intercourse after age 25. In the United States, cervical cancer is three times more common in black women than white women. Although there are no strong data other than the U.S., it is estimated that the incidence of vaginal cancer in developing countries is much higher than in the U.S.. Figures 3 years survival rate (the average ability to live within 3 years after the detectable presence of cancer) was 60%, roughly the same as vaginal cancer.
Prevention of vaginal cancer include the diagnosis and appropriate therapy in premature lesions or vain. Patients with an abnormal Pap test results have to run a vaginal examination as a whole (apart from the examination of the cervix and vulva). As in cervical cancer, vaginal dysplasia lesions turn white with acetic acid giving 5%.
Changing sexual behavior may reduce the risk of exposure to HPV as well as reduce the incidence of vaginal cancer. Because of the link between HPV and cancer of the vagina, it is hoped can be prevented by giving prophylactic HPV vaccine.