Vulvar Cancer Diagnosis

Your doctor may find vulvar cancer during a routine pelvic examination. Facing a cancer diagnosis is never easy. You want to be sure you have the latest treatments, the most effective technology and a skilled and supportive team of caregivers. At Fletcher Allen, you will find each one of these in our gynecologic oncology team.

Diagnosing Vulvar Cancer at Fletcher Allen

Our knowledgeable gynecologists are specially trained in advanced technology.  Vulvar cancer diagnosis may include:

  • Colposcopy - This procedure uses a lighted, magnifying instrument (colposcope) to check the vulva for abnormal areas.
  • Biopsy - Sometimes colposcopy includes a biopsy, which is removing a vulvar skin sample for analysis in a laboratory by a pathologist.
  • Pelvic exam - The doctor or nurse examines a woman’s reproductive and other organs in the pelvis including the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and rectum.
  • Imaging, such as:

Learn more about vulvar cancer treatment.

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