Vaginal Cancer

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Please refer women with known or suspected Vaginal Cancer.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Current symptoms (if relevant) and clinical findings
  • Current pap smear results and previous pap smear results
  • Biopsy result if this has been taken. The clinic has facilities to carry this out on an outpatient basis
  • Consider CT abdomen/pelvis and CXR if obvious frank malignancy on speculum examination

Tests

  • Biopsy (if performed)
  • CT scan of abdomen/pelvis
  • CXR for obvious frank malignancy on speculum examination

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecologic Oncology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Urgent / category 1

Vaginal Cancer

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

http://canceraustralia.gov.au/clinical-best-practice/gynaecological-cancers

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:

We will endeavour to see urgent referrals for women with a suspected or proven gynaecologic malignancy within one to two weeks.  If you have any trouble obtaining an urgent appointment please contact our secretary on (03) 6166 8049.

Semi-urgent:

Women will be given an appointment between one to eight weeks depending upon reason for referral

Routine: