Vulvar Cancer | Treatment

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How is vulvar cancer treated?

Vulvar cancer is usually treated with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of treatments. The type of surgery depends on the size, depth and spread of the cancer. Your doctor will review all the options for surgery and the pros and cons of each option. Some people may also need radiation therapy.

When vulvar cancer is found and treated early, the cure rate is over 90%. The key to a cure is to tell your doctor about any warning signs early and to have a biopsy right away. After treatment, be sure to go to all follow-up appointments that your doctor recommends.

Source

Vulvar Cancer by TP Canavan, D Cohen (American Family Physician October 01, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20021001/1269.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 04/03

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