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How will my doctor know if I have vulvar cancer?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Exam and biopsy

Part of your pelvic exam is an examination of the vulva.
It is important to mention any symptoms you are having there to focus this examination. A biopsy of the suspicious area is used to make or rule out the diagnosis.

In brief: Exam and biopsy

Part of your pelvic exam is an examination of the vulva.
It is important to mention any symptoms you are having there to focus this examination. A biopsy of the suspicious area is used to make or rule out the diagnosis.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The major job of

Any physician is to distinguish what is normal from what is not.
History; physical exam, lab tests, imaging, and biopsy have roles. The expert in this is the gynecologist, perhaps the gynecologic oncologist, but good family doctors can tell you most of the time.

In brief: The major job of

Any physician is to distinguish what is normal from what is not.
History; physical exam, lab tests, imaging, and biopsy have roles. The expert in this is the gynecologist, perhaps the gynecologic oncologist, but good family doctors can tell you most of the time.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vulvar cancer

A doctor needs to do a biopsy to know.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

A doctor needs to do a biopsy to know.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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