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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the symptoms for vulvar cancer?

What are the symptoms for vulvar cancer?

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 there may be bleeding, discharge, pain with urination, or an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

What are the most common symptoms of vulvar cancer?

Patch or sore: Vulvar cancer usually presents as a persistent white patch of skin or non-healing sore. A biopsy is useful in the diagnosis. You should not go by how it looks, some forms of vulvar cancer can be deceptively benign-looking. ...Read more

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Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Not likely: It is more likely due to yeast infection of bacterial vaginosis. Skin disorders that affect rest of the body can also affect the vulva and may cause itching, including allergy to materials in your clothing, e.g., detergents. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risk factors for vulvar cancer?

Can you tell me the risk factors for vulvar cancer?

YES: The most common risk factors associated with vulvar cancer are age, hpv, hiv, smoking, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. Other risk factors may include bowen's disease, paget's disease, lichen sclerosus, chronic irritant vaginitis (such as with pessary), and employment in laundry and cleaning industry. ...Read more

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How can I tell if what I have are signs of vulvar cancer?

How can I tell if what I have are signs of vulvar cancer?

See GYN: See your gyn and discus your concerns, a good gynecological exam will determine this, with possible biopsy if warranted. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


Dr. John Geisler
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