Living with vaginal cancer

After having treatment for vaginal cancer you may need support to help you cope with the side effects of treatment or the cancer itself. There are many organisations which can help you as well as support services. 

Coping with vaginal cancer

Coping with vaginal cancer can be difficult. Help and support are available. There are things you can do and people to help you. 

Your sex life after vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer treatment can have an effect on your sex life and relationships. Knowing what to expect, and talking things over can be helpful. 

Living with a stoma after treatment for vaginal cancer

You might need to have an operation to create a stoma (an opening in the tummy created during surgery). You may have this if your cancer has spread to your bowel or bladder.

Support at home

You might need some care and support at home due to vaginal cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Vaginal cancer resources and organisations

Organisations, support groups, books, and other resources to help you cope with vaginal cancer and treatment.


Last reviewed: 
09 Sep 2021
Next review due: 
09 Sep 2024
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