Vulvar Cancer Treatment Auburndale FL

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William Smithson Roberts, MD
(863) 680-7879
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1976

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Laverne Mensah
(863) 904-1838
3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL
Specialty
Oncologist, Ob / Gyn, Gynecologist, Gynecologic Oncologist, Physician
Associated Hospitals
Lakeland Regional Medical Ctr

Edward Charles Grendys, MD
(239) 334-6626
3501 Health Center Blvd Unit 2190
Bonita Springs, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

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Joseph A Lucci III, MD
(409) 772-0966
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Joseph Cardosi, MD
(850) 416-7101
5153 N 9th Ave Ste 202
Pensacola, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Thos Mc Hale, MD
(619) 532-7043
550 US Highway 27 N
Davenport, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1992

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Guy I Benrubi, MD
(904) 244-3109
653-1 W 8th St
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincents Med Ctr, Jacksonville, Fl; Baptist Med Ctr, Jacksonville, Fl; Shands Jacksonville Med Ctr, Jacksonville, Fl; Memorial Hosp, Jacksonville, Fl
Group Practice: University Of Florida Jacksonville Physicians

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Ely Brand, MD
(954) 433-5090
603 N Flamingo Rd Ste 265
Pembroke Pines, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Conrad Nuss, MD
(904) 244-3486
655 W 8th St
Jacksonville, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Shands Jacksonville Med Ctr, Jacksonville, Fl
Group Practice: University Of Florida Jacksonville Physicians

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James Woods Orr Jr, MD
(239) 334-6626
2780 Cleveland Ave Ste 717
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sarasota Mem Hosp, Sarasota, Fl
Group Practice: Florida Gynecologic Oncology

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Vulvar Cancer: A Hidden Disease

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Vulvar cancer is the fourth most common cancer of the female genital tract. There are several different types of vulvar cancer. The cause of vulvar cancer is unclear, but early detection is the key to survival.

There are several different types of vulvar cancer. More than 90 percent are squamous cell carcinomas. Squamous cells are the same kind of cells that comprise most of the skin on the body and the cells that line the inside the body's cavities.

The second most common type of vulvar cancer is melanoma, accounting for about five percent of cases. Just like on other parts of the body, melanomas develop from the skin cells that produce pigment or color.

The cause of vulvar cancer is unclear, but human papillomavirus is suspected to be a possible risk factor, as is smoking. Patients infected with HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS may also be more vulnerable to developing vulvar cancer.

"In premenopausal women, many of these cancers are associated with HPV types 16, 18 or 33," says Isabel Blumberg, M.D., a clinical instructor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y.

Vulvar cancer, which affects external female genital organs, is most common on the inner edges of the labia majora or the labia minora. The cancer can also affect the clitoris or Bartholin glands, the tiny, mucus-producing glands on either side of the vaginal opening. It most often affects women 65 years and older, but it can also affect younger women.

The symptoms may or may not be obvious. "Itching is a common complaint, although many patients may be asymptomatic," Blumberg said. Other symptoms may include:
  • Pain or tenderness;
  • Burning sensation;
  • Non-menstrual related bleeding;
  • Any change in size, color, or texture of a birthmark or more in the vulvar area; or
  • Open sores, bumps or lumps in the vulvar region.

"Any pigmented lesion in the vulvar area with an increase in size, change in color or development of ulceration should indicate further investigation," says Amy Freeman, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Millburn, N.J.

Like many cancers, the earlier the cancer is detected, the more curable it is. Vulvar cancer has a high cure rate, as long as it is detected and treated early. It's very important for women to seek medical attention if they experience persistent itching, burning or pain in the vulvar region, or if they notice skin changes or open sores that won't heal properly or in a timely fashion.

A biopsy is necessary to make a proper diagnosis. If the doctor finds an abnormal area in the vulvar area, he or she will biopsy a small piece of skin and examine it under a microscope. Vulvar cancer is most often treated with surgery. The type of surgery needed will be based on the size, depth and spread of the cancer. Radiation may ...

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