vulvar cancer

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vulvar cancer

by sheliad on Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 AM

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my 89 yr. old mom has vulvar cancer cant do any treatments anyone ever been in this situation with a loved one? Dont know what to expect or how long she will have.

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by Valeriepannone on Wed Feb 13, 2019 07:00 PM

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On Feb 13, 2019 12:59 AM sheliad wrote:

my 89 yr. old mom has vulvar cancer cant do any treatments anyone ever been in this situation with a loved one? Dont know what to expect or how long she will have.

Vulvar cancer is rare. It only accounts for about 4 percent of all female reproductive organ cancers. If it's found in its early stages, vulvar cancer is highly curable. Fortunately, most cases are diagnosed in the earlier stages.

The 5-year survival rate refers to the percentage of patients who live at least 5 yearsafter their cancer is diagnosed. Five-year survival rates are used to produce a standard way of discussing prognosis. Of course, many people live much longer than 5 years.Jan 16, 2018

For many women with vulvar cancer, treatment can remove or destroy the cancer. The end of treatment can be both stressful and exciting. You may be relieved to finish treatment, but yet it's hard not to worry about cancer coming back. ... For others , the cancer might never go away completely.Jan 16, 2018

Human papilloma virus (HPV): Women infected with HPV have a higher risk of developing vulval cancer. Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN): This is a general term for a precancerous state, in which certain cells within the vulvar epithelium have a range of low-grade carcinoma.Jan 19, 2018

Most vulvar cancers occur by chance due to older age or human papillomavirus infection. However, an inherited condition called Fanconi anemia is associated with a significantly increased risk for vulvar cancer. This condition is very rare and may cause only a small proportion of all vulvar cancers

As with vaginal squamous cell carcinomas, vulvar squamous cell cancers are slow growing and usually develop from "precancerous", pre-invasive areas called vulvarintraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). ... A sarcoma of the soft tissue can develop in thevulva and these account for 1-2% of vulvar cancers.

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