Basic Summary for Vagina cancer


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Main name of condition: Vagina cancer
Other names or spellings: vaginal cancer, cancer of the vagina


What is Vagina cancer?
  Brief description of Vagina cancer: Cancer of the vagina.
  Parent types of Vagina cancer: Genital system cancer, Cancer, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Vagina cancer: vagina
  Types of Vagina cancer: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas, DES-related vaginal cancer
How many people get Vagina cancer?
  Prevalance of Vagina cancer: 3 in 10,000 for DES-related cases of vaginal cancer.
  Prevalance Rate of Vagina cancer: approx 1 in 3,333 or 0.03% or 81,600 people in USA [about data]
  Incidence (annual) of Vagina cancer: 2,000 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
  Incidence Rate of Vagina cancer: approx 1 in 136,000 or 0.00% or 2,000 people in USA [about data]
Who gets Vagina cancer?
  Patient Profile for Vagina cancer: Mostly women 45 to 65; cased in the teens and 20's often related to DES
  Gender Profile for Vagina cancer: Women only
How serious is Vagina cancer?
  Complications of Vagina cancer: see complications of Vagina cancer
What causes Vagina cancer?
  Class of Condition for Vagina cancer: cancer
  Causes of Vagina cancer: see causes of Vagina cancer
  Risk factors for Vagina cancer: see risk factors for Vagina cancer
What are the symptoms of Vagina cancer?
  Symptoms of Vagina cancer: see symptoms of Vagina cancer
Can anyone else get Vagina cancer?
  Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Vagina cancer: see treatments for Vagina cancer
Society issues for Vagina cancer
  Hospitalization statistics for Vagina cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vagina cancer:
  • 0.006% (696) of hospital consultant episodes were for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for malignant neoplasm of vagina were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,162) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasm of vagina in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.44% (56,351) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 61 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospitalisations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.41% (217,299) of hospital bed days were for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.008% (1,004) of hospital consultant episodes were for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14% of hospital consultant episodes for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,451) of hospital bed days were for neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behaviour of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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