Georgia Gynecologic Oncology Georgia Gynecologic Oncology
Georgia Gynecologic Oncology (GGO)

 

Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is a rare form of cancer that forms on a woman’s external genitals. It usually develops slowly over the course of a few years as precancerous cells grow and accumulate to form a tumor. While the cause is not known, age, smoking, exposure to HPV, and a history of skin conditions or precancerous conditions of the vulva also increase the risk of developing vulvar cancer.

Symptoms include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vulvar mass
  • Changes in the vulvar skin
  • Itching or tenderness

While treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy may be used to treat vulvar cancer. Surgical treatments may include removal of the tumor, lymph nodes around the groin, and in severe cases, a portion or the entire vulva. Radiation therapy may be used to shrink the tumor to make a successful surgery more likely. Chemotherapy may be used in severe cases if the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, and can also be used to shrink the tumor before surgery.

 

 

 

Office Locations

Georgia Gynecologic Oncology (GGO)

Atlanta - Northside
980 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone (404) 303-3750
Fax (404) 252-4755

Atlanta - Buckhead
2001 Peachtree Road
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone (404) 303-3750
Fax (404) 252-4755

Cumming
1505 Northside Boulevard
Suite 3800,
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone (678) 442-3121
Fax (678) 376-4045

Gwinnett
759 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone (678) 442-3121
Fax (678) 376-4045


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