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vulvar cancer in children

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
20 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer: Vulvar cancer is a rare type of cancer. It forms in a woman's external genitals, called the vulva. The cancer usually develops slowly over several yea ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Genital cancer: Vulvar cancer is uncommon, a cancer of the external genitals of a woman. May present as a mass, an ulcerated abnormality, persistent nonhealing sore, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
46 years experience Pathology
Postmenopausal women: This cancer is fortunately relatively rare representing only 5% of gynecological cancers, occuring in post-menopausal women around 65 years old or so. ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Vulvar Cancer: You might want to review this article - http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/vulvarcancer/detailedguide/vulvar-cancer-what-causes. At your age, you are unlike ... Read More
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Vulvar cancer : Women in their 30s & 40s with high risk hpv and older women with chronic vulvar irritation. Smokers in both age groups are at more risk.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stages I - IV: Stage i vulvar cancer is limited to only the vulva. Stage ii means the cancer has invaded surrounding structures (like the anus). Stage iii indicates ... Read More
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Read below: Staging is a way of describing a cancer, such as where it is located, if or where it has spread, and if it is affecting the functions of other organs ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Vulvar cancer: I - local disease < 2 cm; no nodes ii - local disease >= 2 cm; no nodes iii - disease involves anus, lower vagina or one side nodes IV - distant ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
By biopsy: If the physical exam of a troublesome area is suggestive, a biopsy of that skin area is used to make the diagnosis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not exactly clear: The risk factors for vulvar cancer include cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy (eg lichen sclerosus), vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, hu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Physical and biopsy: Vulva can be observed directly for any suspicious lesions. If there are any, those can be biopsied for examination by a pathologist. Hpv infection is ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: The Vulvar cancer is very unusual in teenager.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keyur Mehta
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Itching, pain: Itching, pain, bleeding/discomfort, among others.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Usually a lesion: Most commonly patients present with a single vulvar lesion (nodular or warty) on the labia majora. Sometimes the lesion can be itchy. Less commonly ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
None specifically: Many cancers have associated 'awareness' colors. A common exapmle is pink ribbons worn to support breast cancer patients and breast cancer research. ... Read More

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