Vulvar Cancer: Often Misdiagnosed as an Abscess

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Vulvar cancer is rare, with around 4,000 women in the United States diagnosed each year. Doctors often misdiagnose vulvar cancer as an abscess, but if caught early it is highly curable with little disfigurement or sexual dysfunction. Charles Levenback, M.D., and Anuja Jhingran, M.D., both professors in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss the basics, diagnoses and treatment of vulvar cancer.