Cancer of the vulva typically presents in women after menopause. It may present as a lump or mass, or as an ulcer on the vulva.
To confirm the diagnosis, Dr Tang will perform a biopsy to send to the pathologist for histological examination.
Definitive treatment depends on the stage or extent of spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. A CT scan of the pelvis, abdomen and chest will be performed to work out the stage of the cancer.
Most patients will benefit from surgery, with the aim of removing all tissues with cancer together with a margin of health tissue. Dr Tang uses the “Sentinel node biopsy” technique to ascertain the disease status of the lymph nodes in the groin.
For further information, arrange an appointment to discuss your condition with Dr Tang.