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Raymond J Reilly, MD
(617) 731-3400
1 Brookline Pl Ste 522
Brookline, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1958

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Michael George Muto, MD
(617) 732-8854
44 Binney St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1983

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Annekathryn Goodman, MD
(617) 724-4800
66 Charles St # 495
Boston, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mass Mental Health Center, Boston, Ma

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Najmosama Nikrui, MD
(781) 893-4091
7 October Ln
Weston, MA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma

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Robert McLellan, MD
(781) 273-8563
41 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jonathan Mitchell Niloff, MD
(617) 667-4040
330 Brookline Ave Ste KS330
Boston, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978

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Nicolas Kalim Saliba, MD
(617) 479-6636
300 Congress St
Quincy, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Arabic
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Quincy City Hospital, Quincy, Ma; Milton Hospital, Milton, Ma; South Shore Hospital, S Weymouth, Ma
Group Practice: Crown Ob-Gyn

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Arlan Frank Fuller Jr, MD
(617) 724-4800
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Gillette Center For Women

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Carol Anne Locke, MD
(781) 209-1713
137 Fox Rd Unit 412
Waltham, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Sarah Feldman
(617) 732-6987
75 Francis St
Brookline, MA
Specialty
Gynecological 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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