What if vulvar cancer returns?
For some people, vulvar cancer does come back after treatment, which is known as a recurrence. This is why it’s important to have regular check-ups.
If the cancer recurs, your doctor may consider further treatment such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The type of treatment you have will depend on where the cancer has recurred, what treatment you have already had, the stage and grade of the cancer, and your preferences.
You can speak to a qualified health professional at Cancer Council 13 11 20 for more information about vulvar cancer that has returned.
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