Vulvar Cancer Diagnosis

Our gynecologic cancer specialists at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center understand an accurate and quick diagnosis of vulvar cancer is key to offering the best treatment options in a timely and efficient manner. We have extensive experience in gynecologic surgery, and also oversee all medical oncology treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Our gynecologic cancer specialists are joined with radiologists, pathologists and radiation oncologists to develop an appropriate treatment plan customized for each patient with vulvar cancer.

Screening for Vulvar Cancer

There is no standard screening for vulvar cancer other than routine physical examinations. Having pelvic exams and knowing the signs and symptoms of vulvar cancer greatly improve the chances of early detection and successful treatment. If the doctor finds anything abnormal during a pelvic examination, additional tests may be needed.

Our physicians recommend women get an HPV test, along with a yearly pelvic exam and Pap tests to check their overall reproductive health.

Navigating a vulvar cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult. If you receive a cancer diagnosis, our cancer nurses are available and ready to help connect you with the right physician.

To connect with a cancer nurse at Penn Medicine, you should call 800-789-7366 (PENN).

Vulvar Cancer Diagnostic Tools

We utilize the latest, cutting-edge diagnostic tools and tests to diagnose vulvar cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Staging Vulvar Cancer

Staging vulvar cancer can help physicians at the Abramson Cancer Center create a treatment plan designed specifically for you.