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Verda Josephine Hunter, MD
(816) 333-1326
12439 Lamar Ave
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1982

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Lowell Jay Byers, MD
(816) 932-3300
4323 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Conant Weed Jr, MD
(816) 363-6500
3901 Rainbow Blvd #Obg Ks Univ Med Ctr
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1968

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John Weed
(913) 588-6100
3901 Rainbow Blvd #Obg
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Kansas Univ Physicians Inc

Janet Sue Rader, MD
(314) 362-3181
4911 Barnes Hospital Plz Box 8064
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Darryl Lewis Wallace, MD
(816) 218-2500
4323 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Hospital, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: University Physicians Associates

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Michelle Renee Dudzinski, MD
(816) 932-3300
4323 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1978

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Lowell Byers
(816) 932-3300
4323 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology Center

Karuna P Murray, MD
(314) 781-8605
1035 Bellevue Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: St Louis University Hlth Scien, Saint Louis, Mo

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David Gardner Mutch, MD
(314) 362-3181
4911 Barnes Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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