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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the possible complications with vulvar cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
It depends: This is difficult to answer without knowing more about your specific case. It depends on the stage of your cancer. This will dictate whether surgery is performed and the extent of the surgery as well as whether there is a role for radiation and or chemotherapy. So without more information it is difficult to really answer this question.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Ulceration: Vulvar cancer is a squamous cell malignancy that initially ulcerates. It is usually induced by the UPV virus and behaves as most squamous cell lesions do; that is metastasis to regional nodes in the inguinal area. Such lesions require vulvectomy combined with radical groin dissection.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What else can I do to reduce my risk of vulvar cancer complications?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Follow GYN-oncologis: Following the directions and guidance of a gyn-oncologist can posivitely impact the disease process of vulvar cancer. After the initial surgery and/or radiation/chemotherapy, proper follow up and wound care are essential to getting better.

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