Vulvar Cancer Treatment in Ahmedabad

What is vulvar cancer?

Vulva is the outer part of the female genitals which includes the opening of the vagina, labia majora and minora and clitoris. Cancer which occurs on the outer surface of these female genital organs is called vulvar cancer - which occurs when the healthy skin cells around the vulva experience asymmetrical alterations.

Symptoms of vulvar cancer
General symptoms include:
  • Ulcers or swelled bumps on the vulva
  • Change in texture and color (redness) of the vulva
  • Itching and burning sensation on the vulva
  • Non-menstruation bleeding
  • The most frequent symptom of vulvar cancer is a lump or sore on the vulva that itches. As cancer progresses, the outer lips of the vagina and other regions of the vulva begin to be affected.

    Types of vulvar cancer

    Most common types of vulvar cancer are:
  • Vulvar squamos cell carcinoma
  • Found on the inner and outer folds of the vulva.
  • Adenocarcinoma – It starts in the Bartholin glands.
    This type of cancer may include melanoma, basal cell carcinoma or sarcoma.

    Diagnosis of vulvar cancer

    1) Clinical examination of ulcer / growth by gynec cancer surgeon
    2) Biopsy under local anesthesia in which a small bit of growth/ ulcer is taken and sent for report

    There are several medical examinations to diagnose vulvar cancer:
  • PET scan
  • MRI scan
  • CT scan
  • USG
  • X-ray of chest (to see if the cancer has spread to lungs)

  • Treatments of vulvar cancer

    The kind, stage, and location of your vulvar cancer, as well as your general health and preferences, all influence your treatment options.

    Taking out the malignancy as well as a margin of good tissue. This technique, also known as radical excision, entails removing the tumor as well as adequate margin portion of normal tissue surrounding it. By removing a perimeter of normal-looking tissue, surgeons may confirm that all malignant cells have been eliminated.

    Parts of the vulva or the complete vulva are removed. For bigger malignancies, surgery to remove part or entire vulva, including the underlying tissue, may be a possibility. Larger malignancies may benefit from a treatment that combines radiation and chemotherapy to decrease the tumor before surgery, allowing for a less invasive procedure.

    A few lymph nodes in the groin / thigh area were removed. The surgeon may conduct a procedure called sentinel node biopsy to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. This process locates the lymph nodes that are most likely to have cancer, allowing them to be removed and examined. It's improbable that cancer will be identified in any further lymph nodes if it isn't found in the initial lymph nodes.

    Many lymph nodes may be removed if cancer has progressed to the lymph nodes, reducing the chance of cancer spreading to other parts of the body. Our clinic was established with the intention of serving as a one-stop avenue for all cancer treatments. We'll go through your treatment plan with you and make sure that our team of professionals always answers with the most up-to-date information.

    We offer individualized treatment plans that involve determining the best therapy alternatives as well as follow-up recall, evaluation, and monitoring. We'll evaluate your medical records, imaging, and test results to provide you with specific treatment.