Surgical Management of Vulvar Cancer
Vulvar cancer is a rare malignancy with high curability in early-stage disease, yet poor outcomes for advanced-stage and recurrent disease. Surgical management is at the cornerstone of treatment for most vulvar cancers, and includes conservative and radical resection of the primary vulvar tumor and excision of local lymph nodes, which are major prognostic factors and drive adjuvant treatment. This review summarizes the surgical management of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva, specifically initial treatment guidelines by stage, based on the 2017 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Vulvar Cancer.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses involved in the management of patients with cancer.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Summarize the recommended treatment approaches for vulvar cancer by stage
- Discuss options for the surgical evaluation and treatment of vulvar cancer
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
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The authors have disclosed that they have no financial interests, arrangements, affiliations, or commercial interests with the manufacturers of any products discussed in this article or their competitors.
Kerrin M. Green, MA, Assistant Managing Editor, JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Ms. Green has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Kimberly Callan, MS, Senior Director, Professional and Patient Publications, disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Genevieve Emberger Hartzman, MA, Journal Production Specialist, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Deborah J. Moonan, RN, BSN, Director, Continuing Education, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Karen Kanefield, Manager, Continuing Education Accreditation and Program Operations, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN, Vice President, Clinical Information Operations, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Rashmi Kumar, PhD, Senior Manager, Clinical Content, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
Jillian L. Scavone, PhD, Oncology Scientist/Medical Writer, has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships.
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All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation to the tasks and methods of delivery.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NCCN designates this journal-based CE activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center`s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.
All clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 Participation
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- A device with an Internet connection
- Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for article and certificate viewing/printing