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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Uses the Latest Treatments for Patients with Vulvar Cancer

A compassionate team of top gynecologists and cancer care specialists offers patients undivided attention when they are treated at UH Seidman Cancer Center for vulvar cancer. Our experts work together every step of the way from diagnosis through treatment to fight cancer. We focus on the patient’s individual needs and quality of life throughout the process toward recovery.

While listed as one of the more rare forms of cancer, there are an estimated 4,000 cases of vulvar cancer per year in the U.S. today. Vulvar cancer usually grows at a slow pace and may begin as precancerous changes that can be treated before they become cancerous. Early and accurate diagnosis of vulvar cancer is important and helps increase the likelihood that the cancer treatment will be successful.

Specializing in Vulvar and Gynecological Cancers

UH Seidman Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer program with expertise in both routine and complex care for every stage of vulvar and other gynecological cancers. UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. Because of this, UH Seidman Cancer Center can offer leading treatments earlier than many other cancer centers. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University provides ongoing studies that target cancer treatment and prevention.

Full Range of Advanced Cancer Treatments

Our team of cancer experts delivers a full range of treatment options including chemotherapy, radiation and leading-edge surgical techniques. Patients facing a vulvar cancer diagnosis can feel confident that our expert healthcare professionals, including nationally renowned gynecological surgeons and oncologists, are constantly developing and using the latest therapies to lead the fight against cancer.

Highly Skilled Cancer Care Team

Just as each patient is unique, we believe that cancer treatment should be customized to fit the individual. We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. UH Seidman Cancer Center multidisciplinary team works together to offer patients a personalized treatment plan. Skilled professionals on the multidisciplinary team include:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical gynecologists
  • Surgical oncologists

Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with vulvar and other gynecological cancers, including:

  • Studying trials of radiation with chemo for women with advanced squamous cell cancer of the vulva. Learn more.