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James Edmund Larson, MD
(302) 683-0600
Suite 110 Metro Professional Offices 4923 Ogletown
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Waleed S Shalaby, MD
(302) 623-4285
4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1996

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Waleed Shalaby
(302) 623-4285
4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology

James Edmund Larson, MD
(302) 683-0600
Suite 110 Metro Professional Offices 4923 Ogletown
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Waleed S Shalaby, MD
(302) 623-4285
4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1996

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Charles Warren Whitney, MD
(302) 683-0600
4923 Ogletown-stanton Rd Ste 110 Metro Professiona
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Chritiana Care Health Svc

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James Larson
(302) 733-3355
4923 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Chritiana Care Health Svc

Charles Whitney
(302) 683-0600
4923 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Chritiana Care Health Svc

Charles Warren Whitney, MD
(302) 683-0600
4923 Ogletown-stanton Rd Ste 110 Metro Professiona
Newark, DE
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Care -Wilmington, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Chritiana Care Health Svc

Data Provided By:
James Larson
(302) 733-3355
4923 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Chritiana Care Health Svc

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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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