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Edgardo L Yordan Jr, MD
(847) 940-8612
1225 Studio Ln
Deerfield, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bruce J Stoehr Jr, MD
(847) 296-5200
9301 Golf Rd Ste 206
Des Plaines, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Lutheran Gen Hosp, Park Ridge, Il
Group Practice: Advocate Medical Group Admin At Park Ridge Support Center

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Herbert Henry Beck III, MD
(847) 570-0005
1000 Central St Ste 730
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il

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Jean Adelard Hurteau, MD
(847) 570-2609
2650 Ridge Ave Walgreen Bldg Suite 1507
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Montreal, Fac De Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gustavo Rodriguez
(847) 570-2164
Glencoe, IL
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology

Josh C Tunca, MD
(847) 358-2009
345 W Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Comm Hosp, Arlington Hts, Il

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John Vincent Knaus, DO
(847) 663-1030
5747 Dempster St Ste 100
Morton Grove, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Evanston, Il
Group Practice: Consultants IN Gynecology

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Kenny Bozorgi, MD
2650 Ridge Avenue Walgreen Building
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1992

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James Robert Dolan, MD
(847) 723-7758
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1983

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Edgardo Yordan
(312) 666-0285
1725 W Harrison St
Park Ridge, IL
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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