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    What are the pros and cons of surgery for vulvar cancer?

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    Vulval cancers come in many different types. 
    Squamous cell carcinoma. - This type accounts for about 90% of cases.
    Melanoma –. This type accounts for about 5% of cases (and in the vulva is not related to sun exposure).
    Adenocarcinoma –. This type accounts for less than 1% of cases.
    Sarcoma –This type is quite rare.
    Lymphoma –. This type is quite rare.
    Basal carcinoma –This type is quite rare

    As you can see the types are many and varied so too are the treatments, management and prognoses. The type, stage of disease etc impact on any medical decisions about how to proceed. Consequently it would be impossible to make a general statement on prognosis of vulval cancer
    Brenda
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
     
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
     
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer
     
     

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