A vaginal tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the vagina, a female reproductive organ. Vulvar cancer is cancer that starts in the vulva. Vulvar cancer most often affects the labia, the folds of skin outside the vagina. In some cases, vulvar cancer may start on the clitoris or in glands on the sides of the vagina opening.
Learn more about vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer.
Treatment for Vaginal Cancer in North Carolina
If you have vaginal cancer, our gynecologic oncologists will probably recommend chemotherapy and radiation. As always, our doctors work as part of an experienced multidisciplinary team, who discuss your case and decide on the most advanced, personalized treatment for you.
Treatment for Vulvar Cancer
If you have early-stage vulvar cancer, our doctors will recommend surgery to remove the vulva, vagina and cervix. Associated lymph nodes will also be removed to prevent the spread of the cancer cells. If your vulvar cancer is advanced, treatment will involve chemotherapy and radiation, including some of our advanced clinical trials.
Clinical Trials for Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers
By far, one of the most important advantages to seeking treatment at an academic medical center is our access to the latest clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other major cancer research institutions. We offer clinical trials for patients with recurrent and metastatic disease. Our doctors and staff will walk you through the process of joining a clinical trial and will explain everything you need to know. Learn more about cancer clinical trials at Wake Forest.