Vulvar Cancer Treatment Bethany OK

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Jeffrey Joseph Smith, MD
(405) 942-3600
3613 NW 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert S Mannel, MD
(405) 271-8707
Box 26901,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Korean
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Ou Physicians

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Gary Alan Johnson, MD
(405) 271-8707
PO Box 26901 WP #2470 920 Stanton L Young Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: University Of Oklahoma

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Joan Walker
(405) 271-8707
920 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oklahoma Univ of Health Sci Ctr

Robert Mannel
(405) 271-7589
Po Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Ou Physicians

Jeffrey Joseph Smith, MD
(405) 942-3600
3613 NW 56th St Ste 140
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Michael Alan Gold, MD
(405) 271-8707
P O Box 26901 WP2470,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Gyn Oncology & Assoc

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Joan Leslie Walker, MD
(405) 271-8707
PO Box 26901 WP 2470 920 Stanton L Young Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Gyn Oncology & Assoc

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Jeffrey Smith
(319) 356-0469
3613 Nw 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology

Gary Johnson
(314) 268-4000
920 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
University Of Oklahoma

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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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