Meet Dr. Donnica Video Introduction TV Appearances

Diseases & Conditions Today on DrDonnica.com Clinical Trials Decisionnaires FAQs Top Tips Fast Facts Debunking Myths News Alerts Celebrity Speak Out Guest Experts Women's Health Champions Books Women's Health Resources

Mission Privacy Policy Sponsors Press Room What's New? Contact Us

This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.


Hope Award

Send to a Friend

Vulvar Cancer

Q: What is vulvar cancer?

Dr. Donnica:
Vulvar cancer is a malignancy that appears as lesions on the surface of the vulva or labia.  Any abnormal growth or discoloration in that area should be reported to your gynecologist.  In some cases, it may appear as itching in the vulvar area that won't go away.

The good news about vulvar cancer is that it is relatively rare and it is often curable if caught early.  The bad news is that the cure is surgical, often involving not only surgical removal of the vulvar lesions, but the lymph nodes in the groin as well.

Risk factors for vulvar cancer include diabetes, advanced age (especially over age 70) and chronic vulvar irritation.

Click here for related information.

Created: 3/9/2001  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

All the content contained herein is copyrighted pursuant to federal law. Duplication or use without
the express written permission of DrDonnica.com subjects the violator to both civil & criminal penalties.
Copyright © 2006 DrDonnica.com. All rights reserved.

Home | Today on DrDonnica.com | Meet Dr. Donnica | TV Appearances | Clinical Trials
Diseases & Conditions | Decisionnaires | Celebrity Speak Out | Guest Experts | Women's Health Champions
FAQs | Women’s Health Resources | Archive | Books & Tapes | Site Certification | Advanced Search
Mission | What’s New? | Press Room | Privacy Policy | Sponsors | Partners | Contact Us