Vulvar cancer

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Vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer is the abnormal growth of cells of the vulva, which is part of the female reproductive system and includes the vaginal lips, clitoris, and part of the vagina.  Symptoms of vulvar cancer may consist of a lump (mass), itching, or unusual bleeding.  Though the exact cause of this cancer is unknown, older women and those who have human papillomavirus have a higher chance of developing vulvar cancer.  Treatment may include laser therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Vulvar cancer" returned 58 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adjuvant therapy in lymph node-positive vulvar cancer: the AGO-CaRE-1 study.
 

Author(s): Sven Mahner, Julia Jueckstock, Felix Hilpert, Petra Neuser, Philipp Harter, Nikolaus de Gregorio, Annette Hasenburg, Jalid Sehouli, Annika Habermann, Peter Hillemanns, Sophie Fuerst, Hans-Georg Strauss, Klaus Baumann, Falk Thiel, Alexander Mustea, Werner Meier, Andreas du Bois, Lis-Femke Griebel, Linn Woelber,

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Women with node-positive vulvar cancer have a high risk for disease recurrence. Indication criteria for adjuvant radiotherapy are controversial. This study was designed to further understand the role of adjuvant therapy in node-positive disease.

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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Sentinel lymph node detection in vulvar cancer patients: a 20 years analysis.
 

Author(s): Lindsay Brammen, Anton Staudenherz, Stephan Polterauer, Peter Dolliner, Christoph Grimm, Alexander Reinthaller, Helmut Sinzinger

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;17(3):184-9.

 

Our study aimed to analyze postoperative treatment-related morbidity after sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) compared to systematic inguinofemoral lymph node dissection (ILND) and the recurrence rate in patients with vulvar cancer. This single center study included 128 patients diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2014

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ROCK1 as a novel prognostic marker in vulvar cancer.
 

Author(s): Erica M Akagi, André M Lavorato-Rocha, Beatriz de Melo Maia, Iara S Rodrigues, Kátia C Carvalho, Monica M Stiepcich, Glauco Baiocchi, Yukie Sato-Kuwabara, Silvia R Rogatto, Fernando A Soares, Rafael M Rocha

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Vulvar carcinoma is an infrequent tumour, accounting for fewer than 3% of all malignant tumours that affect women, but its incidence is rising in the past few decades. In young women, the manifestation of the vulvar carcinoma is often linked to risk factors such as smoking and HPV ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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The terms "Vulvar cancer" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Late recurrence of sigmoid carcinoma mimicking primary vulvar cancer: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Emre Pabuccu, Harun Egemen Tolunay, Evren Kocbulut, Salih Taskın, Fırat Ortac, Ayse Sertcelik, Aysegul Sasmaz, Berna Savas

Journal: Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2012 ;5(6):609-13.

 

To demonstrate a unique case report about late and isolated vulvar metastasis of sigmoid adeno-carcinoma with review of the literature.

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2012

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[Current treatments of vulvar cancer].
 

Author(s): P Mathevet

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2012 Oct;41(6):519-25.

 

Vulvar cancers are rare genital tumors. Their etiology is better understood. The management of these tumors has benefitted from recent therapeutic advances that decrease the morbidity of the treatments. Surgery is still the major curative option. But the limitation of the vulvar resections ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2012

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of vulvar carcinoma, cervical cancer, and endometrial cancer.
 

Author(s): Oliver Zivanovic, Fady Khoury-Collado, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Mary L Gemignani

Journal: Oncologist. 2009 Jul;14(7):695-705.

 

The treatment of gynecologic malignancies can include surgery, systemic therapy, and radiation. Depending on the primary site of disease and the extent of the disease, these treatment strategies are applied alone or in combination. Trends over the past few decades have concentrated ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2009

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Observation in Patients With Early-Stage Vulvar Cancer Following Surgery and/or Radiation Therapy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Long-Term Effects Secondary to Cancer Therapy in Adults; Stage I Vulvar Cancer; Stage II Vulvar Cancer; Stage III Vulvar Cancer; Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2014

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Radiation Therapy, Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, and Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stage IIIA Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIIB Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIIC Vulvar Cancer; Stage IVA Vulvar Cancer; Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2014

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New Strategy for the Treatment of Vulvar Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vulvar Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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