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Vulvar Cancer

Definition

Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. The vulva is the area of skin that surrounds the urethra and vagina, including the clitoris and labia.

Treatments*

Treatment options depend on the stage, type & location. The standard treatments are: surgery; radiation, chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy & immunotherapy.

Side Effects*

It is common to feel very tired & lacking energy. Radiation therapy can cause your skin to be dry, itchy & tender/pain/ blisters in the treatment area.

The information contained in the Treatments and Side Effects sections are for informational purposes only. As with any cancer type, treatments and side effects can differ by patient. Please consult your oncologist for the specific treatments and side effects for your specific cancer.

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