How do I manage vulvar cancer on a daily basis?


The effects of vulvar cancer can be hard to manage. If you experience fatigue, be sure to get extra rest. Add moderate exercise to your daily schedule to keep up your energy and build stamina. Physical activity can also help with anxiety and depression. Check with your doctor for suggestions for the kinds of activities that would be best for you. Talking to others about your feelings is vitally important. Seek out a good friend or therapist, and consider joining a support group for others with this type of cancer. Be open with your partner about the physical changes you may have had as a result of treatment and how it might affect your sexual relationship.

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Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer develops when abnormal cells grow on the surface of a womans external genitalia.Developing slowly over years, cancer of the vulva affects the inner and outer vaginal lips called the labia minora and labia majora, the ...

opening to the vagina called the vestibule and the clitoris. See your doctor if you notice an itchy or painful lump or sore on your genitalia. Like other gynecologic cancers, the human papillomavirus (HPV) puts you at higher risk of developing this disease. You also have increased risk if youre over the age of 50, have been infected with HIV or have been diagnosed with cervical cancer. A pelvic exam can detect vulvar cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat this cancer. Aggressive treatments may require removal of part or the entire vulva.

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