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Treatment Options for Recurrent Vulvar Cancer

For information about the treatments listed below, see the Treatment Option Overview section.

Treatment of recurrent vulvar cancer may include the following:

  • Wide local excision with or without radiation therapy to treat cancer that has come back in the same area.
  • Radical vulvectomy and pelvic exenteration to treat cancer that has come back in the same area.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy with or without surgery.
  • Radiation therapy followed by surgery or chemotherapy.
  • Radiation therapy as palliative treatment to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

Use our clinical trial search to find NCI-supported cancer clinical trials that are accepting patients. You can search for trials based on the type of cancer, the age of the patient, and where the trials are being done. General information about clinical trials is also available.

This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Navigating Care disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. This information was sourced and adapted from Adapted from the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ®) Cancer Information Summaries on

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