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Francis Joseph Major, MD
(303) 388-4876
1800 Williams St Ste 200
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1959

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Robert Sidney Schwartz, MD
(303) 315-8668
4200 E 9th St B-179,
Denver, CO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, Ny; Good Samaritan Hosp Med Ctr, West Islip, Ny; North Shore Univ Hosp, Plainview, Ny
Group Practice: South Bay Ob-Gyn

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James Wendell H Neisler, MD
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1958

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Mary Jo Schmitz, MD FACS
(303) 781-9090
701 E Hampden Ave Ste 210
Englewood, CO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
James Neisler
Denver, CO
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology

Lisa Marie Adler, MD
(303) 388-4876
1800 Williams St Ste 200
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1987

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Daniel Michael Donato, MD
(303) 333-3878
4600 Hale Pkwy
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kevin Paul Davis, MD
(303) 781-9090
701 E Hampden Ave Ste 210
Englewood, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided By:
Francis Major
(303) 860-0246
1800 Williams St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Colorado Gynecologic Oncology

Lisa Adler
(303) 388-4876
1800 Williams St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Gynecological Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Rocky Mountain Cancer Ctr

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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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