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​​Overview of Vulvar Cancer

The vulva is the external portion of female genital organs. There are several organs that together form the vulva. Vulvar cancer is when the cells in these organs multiple at a fast rate. Most vulvar cancer cases are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer is rare and slow forming.

Vulvar Cancer Treatment

After a diagnosis of vulvar cancer, you may speak with a gynecologic oncologist, a specialist who has training to diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers. The Baylor Scott & White Health team and your gynecologic oncologist are here to answer any questions you may have during treatment.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of vulvar cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Escisión local
    • Radical vulvectomy
    • Lymphadenectomy
    • Pelvic exenteration
    • Cirugía laser
  • Quimioterapia
  • Terapia de radiación
  • El manejo del dolor
  • Ensayos clínicos (cuando proceda)

Specialized Centers for Vulvar Cancer Care

The Gynecological Cancer Program at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas ​has a team of experts committed to excellence in the research, prevention, early detec​tion and treatment of patients with gynecologic cancers, including vulvar cancer.​

Cáncer ginecológico Program at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth's Andrews Women's Hospital provides a gynecological cancer nurse navigator who compassionately guides each woman through her cancer journey. 

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, including vulvar cancer.

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