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How is vulvar cancer treated?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Vulvar cancer

Vulvar dysplasia (precancer) can be treated by surgery (cutting it out or destroying it with a laser) or occasionally with medicine.
Invasive vulvar cancer is most commonly treated with surgery (removal of lesion and lymph nodes). Rarely, chemotherapy or radiation is used also for advanced disease.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Vulvar dysplasia (precancer) can be treated by surgery (cutting it out or destroying it with a laser) or occasionally with medicine.
Invasive vulvar cancer is most commonly treated with surgery (removal of lesion and lymph nodes). Rarely, chemotherapy or radiation is used also for advanced disease.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Vulvar cancer

Pre-invasive (most common in young women in their 20s) is treated by local excision or laser ablation.
Invasive vulvar cancer is treated by radical excision and lymph node dissection.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Pre-invasive (most common in young women in their 20s) is treated by local excision or laser ablation.
Invasive vulvar cancer is treated by radical excision and lymph node dissection.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Vulvar cancer

Invasive cancer is treated by a radical evasion and lymph node dissection.
Pre-invasive (which you probably have at your age) is treated by local excision or laser ablation.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Invasive cancer is treated by a radical evasion and lymph node dissection.
Pre-invasive (which you probably have at your age) is treated by local excision or laser ablation.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Usually the first line treatment for vulvar cancer involves surgery to remove the tumor and also to perform sampling of lymph nodes if necessary.
Additionally, treatment may involve radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of the two. Lastly, reconstruction of the tumor removal site should be part of treatment.

In brief: Depends

Usually the first line treatment for vulvar cancer involves surgery to remove the tumor and also to perform sampling of lymph nodes if necessary.
Additionally, treatment may involve radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of the two. Lastly, reconstruction of the tumor removal site should be part of treatment.
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Treatment depends upon whether or not it is truly an invasive cancer.
Pre-invasive only requires local excision. Invasive cancer of >1 mm depth requires a more extensive excision and lymph nodes. By far, the majority of vulvar cancers are stage i or ii and do not require any other therapy. Just close follow up.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Treatment depends upon whether or not it is truly an invasive cancer.
Pre-invasive only requires local excision. Invasive cancer of >1 mm depth requires a more extensive excision and lymph nodes. By far, the majority of vulvar cancers are stage i or ii and do not require any other therapy. Just close follow up.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Invasive vulvar cancer is treated by radical excision o the cancer and a lymph nose dissection.
Pre-cancer is treated most commonly by a local excision or laser ablation.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Invasive vulvar cancer is treated by radical excision o the cancer and a lymph nose dissection.
Pre-cancer is treated most commonly by a local excision or laser ablation.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Surgery

Assess nodes and invasiveness, probably post operative radiotherapy, possibly with chemotherapy.

In brief: Surgery

Assess nodes and invasiveness, probably post operative radiotherapy, possibly with chemotherapy.
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