Vulvar Cancer Treatment Hendersonville NC

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Timothy John Vanderkwaak, MD
(828) 670-8403
PO Box 16948
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1993

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David Hetzel
(828) 670-8403
Po Box 16948
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Hope A Womens Cancer Ctr

Howard David Homesley, MD
(252) 744-3587
Leo Jenkins Cancer Ctr
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1967

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David John Hetzel, MD
(828) 670-8403
PO Box 16948
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Russell Roman Hill, MD
PO Box 837
Glen Alpine, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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David John Hetzel, MD
(828) 670-8403
PO Box 16948
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rolland John Barrett II, MD
(336) 277-8800
1010 Bethesda Ct
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Hematology Oncology Associates

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Linda Thuyhoa Van Le, MD
(919) 966-5996
Campus Box #7570 MacNider Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: University Of North Carolina H, Chapel Hill, Nc
Group Practice: Unc Dept Of Obstetrics/Gyn

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Mark Stephen Gelder, MD
(704) 516-4970
7825 Vinings Oak Ln
Matthews, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Union Mem Hosp, Monroe, Nc; Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Presbyterian Oncology Assoc

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Kenneth Daniel Webster, MD
(216) 444-2200
100 Holly Hill Ct
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1962

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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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