What is vulvar cancer?

The vulva is the external portion of female genital organs. There are several organs that together form the vulva. Vulvar cancer is when the cells in these organs multiple at a fast rate. Most vulvar cancer cases are squamous cell carcinomas. This type of cancer is rare and slow forming.

Vulvar cancer treatment

After a diagnosis of vulvar cancer, you may speak with a gynecologic oncologist, a specialist who has training to diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers. The Baylor Scott & White Health team and your gynecologic oncologist are here to answer any questions you may have during treatment.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of vulvar cancer, and personal preferences. Vulvar cancer treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Local excision
    • Radical vulvectomy
    • Lymphadenectomy
    • Pelvic exenteration
    • Laser surgery

Specialized centers for vulvar cancer treatment