Cancer of the vulva is not very common and tends to occur in an older population. The incidence of precancerous conditions of the vulva, however, has been increasing in younger patients as the result of the human papilloma virus (HPV).
The specialists at NYPQ have extensive experience diagnosing and treating all stages of this condition. Unusual or abnormal itching, irritation and/or bleeding of the vulva are the most frequent symptoms patients complain about. Persistent symptoms should be addressed which often leads to a diagnostic biopsy.
Vulvar Cancer Expertise
Our full-time board-certified gynecologic oncologists work with a team of specialists consisting of radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses and other professionals with the experience to treat vulvar cancer. All diagnostic and therapeutic modalities are available and the entire treatment plan can be completed closer to home.
Most cases of vulvar cancer are treated surgically. Procedures have become more conservative and, as a result, less disfiguring. The type of operation needed depends on the stage of the abnormality and its extent. Our gynecologic oncologists provide the latest techniques developed to remove the cancer and achieve a cure, while limiting potential side effects.
Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy
Some cases of vulvar cancer require radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy depending on the location and stage. The gynecologic oncologists at NYP Queens, along with radiation oncologists, develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific case of vulvar cancer. Our goal is to provide the full spectrum of therapeutic options via a personalized approach that will maximize treatment response and minimize side effects.
Support for you and your family
As a patient at NYP Queens you have access to extensive resources that will help you and your family treat vulvar cancer. Our team of experts are fully committed to providing the best care available, utilizing all recent advances and providing support from diagnosis to a lifetime of monitoring once the prescribed treatment plan is complete.