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Vulvar Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

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Stage III Vulvar Cancer

Treatment of stage III vulvar cancer may include the following:

  • Modified radical vulvectomy or radical vulvectomy. Nearby lymph nodes may be removed.Radiation therapy may be given after surgery.
  • Radiation therapy or chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by surgery.
  • Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for patients who cannot have surgery.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III vulvar cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Stage IV Vulvar Cancer

Treatment of stage IVA vulvar cancer may include the following:

  • Radical vulvectomy and pelvic exenteration.
  • Radical vulvectomy followed by radiation therapy.
  • Radiation therapy or chemotherapy and radiation therapy followed by surgery.
  • Radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy for patients who cannot have surgery.

There is no standard treatment for stage IVB vulvar cancer. Treatment may include a clinical trial of a new treatment.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IVB vulvar cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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Last Updated: September 04, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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