Precancer means changes to cells that occur before the cells become cancer. Vaginal cancer often begins with precancerous changes that may take place over .
Precancerous conditions of the vagina are changes to vaginal cells that make them more likely to develop into cancer. Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) is the most common precancerous condition of the vagina. Abnormal changes occur in the cells in the inner surface layer.
NYU Langone doctors may use several approaches to manage precancerous growths of the vagina, also called vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia, or dysplasia.