Paget’s Disease Of The Vulva

Paget’s disease of the vulva is a rare, slow growing cancer in the skin of the vulva (lips of the vagina).

It is classed as an adenocarcinoma type of cancer, and may have spread from an adenocarcinoma elsewhere in the body. It may also occur on the skin around the vulva.

It may be mistaken for dermatitis when it first develops as it appears as an itchy, sometimes painful red patch and usually affects women after the menopause.

It is very successfully treated by surgical excision, but the presence of any other adenocarcinoma in the body must be excluded.

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(Last modified: 17th Oct 2014)

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