The vulva is the outer skin surface of the female genital organs, that surrounds the urethra and the vagina (including labia and clitoris).
Vulvar cancer is usually in the form of a lump on this region, and is more likely to occur in older women.
The causes of vulvar cancer are as yet unknown. However, doctors suspect genetic mutation in the cells to be a major reason behind the cancer.
The types of vulvar cancer are-
Vulvar cancer is diagnosed using the following methods
Treatment of vulvar cancer depends upon the nature of the tumor, the extent of its spread, age of the patient and overall health.Surgical methods include-
The vulva can be reconstructed after surgical removal, using skin grafts.
Also, in some cases, surgical removal of the lymph nodes may also be required.
Other methods of treatment include chemotherapy and radiation therapy, in which chemicals and high energy focused radiations are used to destroy a major part of the tumor.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]