About Vulvar Cancer
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Stages of Vulvar Cancer
Stages of cancer of the
Every person at any stage has a
different set of circumstances.
Once cancer of
the vulva is diagnosed, more tests will be done to find out if the cancer has
spread from the vulva to other parts of the body (staging). A doctor needs to
know the stage of the disease to help you plan your treatment.
stages are used for cancer of the vulva:
Stage 0 or
carcinoma in situ
Stage 0 cancer of the vulva is a very early cancer. The cancer is found in the
vulva only and is only in the surface of the skin.
Cancer is found only in the vulva and/or the space between the opening of the
rectum and the vagina (perineum). The tumor is 2 centimeters (about 1 inch) or
less in size.
Cancer is found in the vulva and/or the space between the opening of the rectum
and the vagina (perineum), and the tumor is larger than 2 centimeters (larger
than 1 inch).
Cancer is found in the vulva and/or perineum and has spread to nearby tissues
such as the lower part of the urethra (the tube through which urine passes), the
vagina, the anus (the opening of the rectum), and/or has spread to nearby lymph
nodes. (Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped structures that are found throughout
the body. They produce and store infection-fighting cells.)
Cancer has spread beyond the urethra, vagina, and anus into the lining of the
bladder (the sac that holds urine) and the bowel (intestine); or, it may have
spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis or to other parts of the body.
This information taken from Cancernet.com
Please consult you health care providers if you have any questions.