• Looking for someone who has vulva cancer and has had a radical vulvectomy?

    Asked by Gmomcath on Monday, September 17, 2012

    Looking for someone who has vulva cancer and has had a radical vulvectomy?

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    • PamJ's Avatar

      I've had this surgery twice now. First was Nov. 2011 - partial radical vulvectomy on the left, with lymph node removal from both groin areas. The second surgery was Oct. 22, 2012 which I am recovering from. This was a reoccurance of the squamous cell ca so this surgery was to take more tissue along with about a centimeter of urethra and one lymph node on the left that was positive per a PET scann. I think the Dr. said that there isn't anymore vulva tissue on the left to take. She did reconstruction of the area and I am healing up very well. I'm happy to share and would like to share with others who are having the same or similar issues. They are recomending radiation next.

      almost 9 years ago
    • PamelaSmith's Avatar

      I have Vulvar cancer and have had a radical vulvectomy...I would be happy to answer any questions that I can.

      almost 9 years ago
    • Gmomcath's Avatar

      Ladies like you I had vulva cancer in 2012 I have had a recurrence. The Plastic Surgeon now want to so a flap taking skin from my left leg to use in the vaginal area. The Cancer Surgeon also think I may lose my urethra. With that thought I am really at a loss to have this done. Also had radiation this past summer and I feel that was a mistake all it did was damage my skin. Anyone having these problems?

      over 2 years ago

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