What doctors and specialists treat vulvar cancer?

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The best treatment of vulvar cancer requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Specialists who help treat vaginal cancer include:
  • Cancer Nurse Navigator: a registered nurse with special training who can help answer questions and provide information on resources and support services.
  • Gynecologic oncologist: an obstetrician/gynecologist with additional fellowship training in the study and treatment of cancers of the reproductive system.
  • Pathologist: a physician who examines tissues and cells under a microscope to determine if they are normal or abnormal.
  • Radiation oncologist: a physician specializing in treating cancer with radiation therapy.
  • Radiologist: a physician who uses x-rays and other imaging tests to diagnose disease.

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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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