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Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer

Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer

Cancer of the vagina is exceptionally rare and is diagnosed in approximately 2,000 women each year in the United States. Vulvar cancer is almost as rare and is a malignancy that can occur on any part of the external organs, but most often affects the labia majora or labia minora. Cancer of the vulva is typically slow-growing and accounts for just 0.6 percent of all cancers in women.

The two most common types of vaginal cancer are:

  • Squamous cell cancer (squamous carcinoma): Squamous carcinoma is most often found in women between the ages of 60 and 80, and accounts for 85-90 percent of all vaginal cancers.
  • Adenocarcinoma: Adenocarcinoma is more often found in women older than 50 and accounts for 5-10 percent of all vaginal cancers. A rare form of cancer called clear cell adenocarcinoma results from the use of the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) given to pregnant women between 1945 and 1970 to keep them from miscarrying. Nearly 90 percent of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is the second most common type of vulvar cancer, usually found in the labia minora or clitoris.

Other types of vulvar cancer include:

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Paget's disease
  • Sarcomas
  • Verrucous carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma

The specialists at Westchester Medical Center’s Division of Gynecologic offer numerous treatment options for treating vaginal and other gynecological cancers, including traditional and minimally invasive state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery and the most current and effective types of chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapies.therapy, radiation and hormone therapies.

Our address is:

Advanced OB/GYN Oncology
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 3090 North
Hawthorne, NY 10532
914.493.2181
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Tedjarati, Sean
Tedjarati, Sean
Chief, Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
David-West, Gizelka A.
David-West, Gizelka A.
Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Febbraro, Terri
Febbraro, Terri
Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Pradhan, Tana
Pradhan, Tana
Attending Physician, Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Marino, Alessandra
Marino, Alessandra
Physician Assistant
Gynecologic Oncology
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