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What is Vaginal Cancer? Causes,Precaution and Symptoms of Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is uncommon but is severe type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the vagina. Primary vaginal cancer is quite rare in the common population of women, but a specific form of vaginal cancer is statistically significant in women. Vaginal cancer occurs more frequently in women when they cross the age of 50, but that is not précised, it can happen at any age, even in infancy and can be cured if diagnosed and treated in early stages. Surgery alone or surgery combined with pelvic radiation is typically used to treat vaginal cancer. According to some statistic it has been calculated that around 2,000 women are suffering from this rare type of gynecological cancer each year.

What is Healthy Vagina

Vagina is a muscular canal from the cervix to the outside of the body. It has an average length of about six to seven inches. The walls of vagina are lined with mucus membrane.The vagina consists of vulva that includes labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of the vsttibules, vstibules of the vagina and the only part of the vagina that can be normally viewed without any instrument from outside is the vaginal opening.

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Post Kidney Transplant Complications Can Be Spotted Through Urine Test

On Thursday it was revealed by researchers at the University of North Carolina that urine test can spot post kidneykidney-transplant transplant complications and defects. It is a vital discovery to help doctors counter such complications, they said.

This test has been developed by Dr. Harsharan Singh, University of North Carolina, in which patient’s urine samples are examined for the virus clusters. They gave the details of the test as it helps in figuring polyomavirus nephropathy that occurs in patients who undergo kidney transplant. It is a viral condition that affects 2 to 4 percent patients.

It is also found in people who do not undergo kidney transplant, but it is not harmful for them. The virus can produce tumor in people with infective immune system.

A person, who undergoes a kidney transplant or any other, is put on immune depressant drugs, so that the immune system does not reject the replaced organ. These drugs become the cause of polyomavirus generation.

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