Do they take the clitoris when they do vulvar cancer surgery?

Posted by monafone @monafone, Dec 6, 2022

Do they take the clitoris when they do vulval surgery?

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@monafone We are not medical professionals or surgeons that post here on Mayo Clinic Connect. So we cannot answer specific questions about surgery. We do provide support and help people such as yourself with information and to look at all of the resources available.

Have you been diagnosed with vulvar cancer?

@bobette1, @wheaton , @ljchicago, @sillywabbit and @boxermomma have had experiences with vulvar cancer so they will have information for you based on their experiences.

Here is information from the American Cancer Society on surgery for vulvar cancer. This information points out that surgeons are very careful about the quality of life and sexual function in their patients. Have you talked with your doctor about this?

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/vulvar-cancer/treating/surgery.html

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@naturegirl5

@monafone We are not medical professionals or surgeons that post here on Mayo Clinic Connect. So we cannot answer specific questions about surgery. We do provide support and help people such as yourself with information and to look at all of the resources available.

Have you been diagnosed with vulvar cancer?

@bobette1, @wheaton , @ljchicago, @sillywabbit and @boxermomma have had experiences with vulvar cancer so they will have information for you based on their experiences.

Here is information from the American Cancer Society on surgery for vulvar cancer. This information points out that surgeons are very careful about the quality of life and sexual function in their patients. Have you talked with your doctor about this?

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/vulvar-cancer/treating/surgery.html

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What are your questions? I just had a vulvectomy a few weeks ago for vulvar cancer.

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It depends on the extent the the cancer and required surgery. My doctor said he would try to keep it; and he did. And, it is functional.

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@monafone, just checking in to see how you are doing? When will you have surgery?

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@naturegirl5

@monafone We are not medical professionals or surgeons that post here on Mayo Clinic Connect. So we cannot answer specific questions about surgery. We do provide support and help people such as yourself with information and to look at all of the resources available.

Have you been diagnosed with vulvar cancer?

@bobette1, @wheaton , @ljchicago, @sillywabbit and @boxermomma have had experiences with vulvar cancer so they will have information for you based on their experiences.

Here is information from the American Cancer Society on surgery for vulvar cancer. This information points out that surgeons are very careful about the quality of life and sexual function in their patients. Have you talked with your doctor about this?

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/vulvar-cancer/treating/surgery.html

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My tumor 3cm squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva along the upper left vulva with complete extension and invasion into the clitoris. had so it had to be removed during my surgery on 11/14/22…
partial radial vulvectomy surgery with bilateral inguinal sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsies, left inguinal lymphadenectomy. Let me know if you have any questions.

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@ftwtxgirl

My tumor 3cm squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva along the upper left vulva with complete extension and invasion into the clitoris. had so it had to be removed during my surgery on 11/14/22…
partial radial vulvectomy surgery with bilateral inguinal sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsies, left inguinal lymphadenectomy. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Welcome, @ftwtxgirl. Your surgery is quite recent. So nice of you to join to offer support to @monafone as she prepares for vulvar cancer surgery.

@ftwtxgirl, are you or will be having additional treatment after surgery? How are you doing?

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