Vulvar cancer is a serious gynecological disease with high risk of occurrence, often occurring in middle-aged and elderly women. We must have a clear understanding of this disease and actively seek treatment after getting sick.
How high is the incidence rate of vulvar cancer
Vulvar cancer is a malignant tumor of the external genitalia, which is not uncommon and often occurs in middle-aged and elderly women. The common site of onset is the labia majora, followed by the labia minora, vaginal vestibule, and penis. The main symptoms are local nodules in the external genitalia, accompanied by pain and itching. Many patients first experience long-term external genital itching, and after many years, local papules, nodules, or small ulcers appear, which cannot be cured for a long time. Some patients are accompanied by external genital leukoplakia.
Primary malignant tumors of the external genitalia are relatively rare, accounting for approximately 1.6% of female malignant tumors and 3% -5% of female reproductive tract malignant tumors. The disease most commonly occurs in elderly women over 50 years old, with an average age of onset between 65 to 70 years abroad and 50 to 60 years in China. Iversen concluded that the incidence rate of vulvar cancer in Norway has not increased in all age groups in the past 40 years, while the incidence of vulvar intraepidermal tumors has increased three times. Iversen concluded that the incidence rate of vulvar cancer in Norway has not increased in all age groups in the past 40 years, while the incidence of vulvar intraepidermal tumors has increased three times.
How long can one survive early vulvar cancer
There are many factors that affect the survival period of vulvar cancer, and the specific length of survival depends on the patient's condition.
1. Treatment method: The most important factor affecting patient survival rate is to have a good treatment method, and the selection of treatment hospitals and experts should also be very cautious.
2. Psychological factors: Many patients have a negative attitude, which can seriously affect the effectiveness of treatment. Having a positive mindset can help the body restore immunity, combat cancer cells, and prolong survival.
3. Patient's condition and immune system: Whether a patient's cancer cells metastasize, the degree of malignancy, the body's immune system, and the support of family can all affect the patient's survival period.
Treatment methods for vulvar cancer
1. Western medicine treatment: Western medicine treatment for vulvar cancer mainly involves the rational use of hormones, inhibition of connective tissue proliferation, strengthening skin protein breakdown, and achieving the goals of anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and skin thinning. The commonly used hormone drugs include three types, namely glucocorticoids, androgens, and progesterone. Among them, glucocorticoids have a more significant effect, and can often be applied to the affected area with ointments or creams. It should be noted that hormone therapy has a long history of treating vulvar cancer. If medication is not taken on time or stopped, the condition is prone to recurrence, and patients have poor dependence and weak ability to control symptoms.