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 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Adjuvant Therapy in Vulvar Cancer.
 

Author(s): Shruti Jolly, Payal Soni, David K Gaffney, Matthew Biagioli, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Anuja Jhingran, Elizabeth Kidd, Larissa J Lee, Linna Li, David H Moore, Gautam G Rao, Andrew O Wahl, Ned L Williams, Catheryn M Yashar, William Small

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2015 Nov;29(11):867-72, 874-5.

 

These American College of Radiology consensus guidelines were formed from an expert panel on the appropriate use of adjuvant therapy in vulvar cancer after primary treatment with surgery. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria® are evidence-based guidelines for ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2015

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[Acquired vulvar lymphangioma after treatment of a gynecological cancer].
 

Author(s): Boufettal Houssine, Samouh Naïma

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Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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Relevance of computerized tomography in the preoperative evaluation of patients with vulvar cancer: a prospective study.
 

Author(s): Kjeld Andersen, Vibeke Zobbe, Ingrid Regitze Thranov, Karen Damgaard Pedersen

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The purpose of the study was to determine whether inclusion of computerized tomography (CT) in the prospective evaluation of vulvar cancer changed the surgical treatment strategy in terms of detection of lymph node metastases, tumor spread and comorbidity, and additionally to examine ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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The terms "Vulvar cancer" returned 9 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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Triapine With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With IB2-IVA Cervical or Vulvar Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cervical Adenocarcinoma; Cervical Adenosquamous Carcinoma; Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Stage IB Vulvar Cancer; Stage IB2 Cervical Cancer; Stage II Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIA1 Cervical Cancer; Stage IIA2 Cervical Cancer; Stage IIB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIA Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIA Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer; Stage IIIB Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIIC Vulvar Cancer; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Vulvar Cancer; Vulvar Adenocarcinoma; Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2016

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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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New Strategy for the Treatment of Vulvar Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vulvar Neoplasm

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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