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Vulval and Vaginal Cancer

  • Niyati Nadkarni
  • Amina AhmedEmail author
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Abstract

Vulvar and vaginal carcinomas are primarily cancers of the elderly. Vulvar carcinomas are treated and staged surgically with adjuvant therapy consisting of radiation therapy in the majority of cases. Conversely, vaginal carcinomas are typically treated with radiation therapy, with surgery being utilized in select cases. This chapter will review epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vulvar and vaginal carcinomas, with a focus on the effect of treatment on elderly women affected by these cancers.

Keywords

Vulvar cancer Vaginal cancer Chemotherapy Radiation Treatment toxicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OB/GYN, Division of Gynecologic OncologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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