• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding vaginal cancer

December 15, 2017

a medical illustration of the stages of vaginal cancerVaginal cancer 
Vaginal cancer most commonly occurs in the cells that line the surface of the vagina. While several types of cancer can spread to the vagina from other places in the body, primary vaginal cancer is rare. Learn about the symptoms and risk factors for vaginal cancer, and why early diagnosis is important.

Lung cancer: Diagnosis and treatment
What are the stages of lung cancer? What treatments are available? Are complementary and alternative treatments advised? Find answers to these questions and more.

Is photodynamic therapy an effective treatment for lung cancer? 
Photodynamic therapy may play a limited role in lung cancer treatment — generally complementing, rather than replacing, other forms of treatment. Specifically, it may be an option for treating superficial non-small cell lung cancers that haven't spread beyond the lungs and those that are located in areas easily reached with the tools used during the treatment. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist.

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