Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. This commonly forms as a lump or sore on the vulva that often causes itching.
Frequently, itching is associated with vulvar cancer. Other possible symptoms include pain and tenderness, bleeding not from menstruation, skin changes or a lump.
Your treatment will depend on the type and stage of your cancer, along with your overall health and preferences. The three main types include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Our nationally-accredited team of gynecological oncologists will design a treatment plan that focuses on the options that will be most effective for you. We have the most medically-advanced, groundbreaking treatment approaches for vulvar cancer. We're at the forefront of less invasive surgical approaches, medications and radiation therapies.
A biologic therapy cream may be applied to the skin to treat vulvar lesions.
This well-known cancer treatment uses medicines taken intravenously or by mouth to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy may be given before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to fight cancer cells that have potentially spread.
This minimally invasive technique uses a powerful beam of light to destroy abnormal cells.
This surgery removes cancerous tissue and a surrounding rim of healthy tissue. It's also called wide excision. In early stages, this may be all that's needed if lymph nodes are clear.
A team of medical professionals with advanced training deliver radiation treatment and care.
Surgical removal of part or all of the vulvar tissues, depending on the extent and location of the cancer.