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Vulva (External Genital Area) Cancer

Vulva cancer, which affects the external genital region, is a relatively uncommon but deadly ailment, according to me, a specialist in the field of gynecologic oncology. Squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and adenocarcinoma are just a few of the different forms that this malignancy can take. Age, HPV infection, a history of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), and smoking are among the factors that may enhance a woman's chance of developing vulva cancer. The origins of vulva cancer remain unknown.

There may be a tumor or ulcer in the vulva, as well as itching, burning, pain, and other signs of vulva cancer. If you encounter any of these symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor because prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to a successful outcome. In our facility, we treat vulva cancer using a range of methods, such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. The size and location of the tumor, the cancer's stage, and the patient's general condition all play a role in the treatment decision.

  • Surgery is frequently used as the primary type of treatment for vulvar cancer. It can be used to remove both the malignant and surrounding healthy tissue to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Our surgeons employ the most recent methods and tools to provide the best outcomes and minimize scarring.
  • Another option for treating vulvar cancer is radiation therapy. To do this, high-energy radiation is used to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Our cutting-edge tools and qualified radiation oncologists guarantee secure and efficient treatments.
  • Chemotherapy is a form of systemic medicine that employs medication to eradicate cancer cells. For some kinds of vulvar cancer, this might be suggested as a primary treatment option or as an adjuvant therapy to boost the effectiveness of existing therapies.

 

A combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy is frequently used to treat vulva cancer, a kind of cancer that affects the external female genitalia.

The primary form of treatment for vulva cancer is surgery, and the specific procedure used depends on the tumor's size, location, and stage.

Options for Surgery for Vulva Cancer

The most frequent procedure for vulva cancer surgery is wide local excision. A margin of healthy tissue must also be removed in addition to the malignant tissue.

1. Partial vulvectomy: In this procedure, a portion of the vulva and the surrounding lymph nodes are removed. This is typically carried out when cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

2. Radical vulvectomy: This more involved procedure removes the whole vulva, including with the clitoris and any nearby tissue. When the cancer has progressed to the adjacent organs, this procedure is typically carried out.

3. Lymph node dissection:This procedure involves removing the groin-area lymph nodes to see if the malignancy has spread. This is typically done in conjunction with a partial vulvectomy or a wide local excision.

Based on the person's medical history, physical examination, and disease stage, the surgical choices for vulva cancer are tailored. Vulvectomies can also be performed using minimally invasive methods like laparoscopy, which lessens the procedure's invasiveness and recovery time.

Our experts may also suggest targeted therapy, which employs medications that target specific proteins in cancer cells, or immunotherapy, which helps to bolster the body's natural immune response to cancer, in addition to these conventional treatments. Each of our treatment choices is chosen with great care and catered to the particular requirements of every patient. Our objective is to preserve the highest level of life quality while delivering the most efficient and least invasive treatment imaginable. We invite you to get in touch with us if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with vulvar cancer to learn more about the complete range of potential treatment options.

As a gynecologic oncologist, I provide patients with the finest care possible. I take the time to comprehend each patient's circumstances and collaborate to create a therapy strategy that satisfies their requirements and objectives. If you have been diagnosed with vulva cancer, I urge you to contact our hospital to arrange a consultation. I'm eager to support you as you pursue good health. Our phone number is +90 850 460 1010, and our email address is [email protected].

Created at 01.01.0001 12:00
Updated at 23.06.2024 08:39
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