It's sent to a lab where it's tested for cancer or precancer cells. When you are lying comfortably, the doctor or nurse colposcopist will use a speculum to hold your vagina open. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the typical treatment options. But that's part of the journey. Vulval lichen sclerosus and lichen planus are skin conditions that commonly affect the vulva.
Precancerous conditions of the vagina - Canadian Cancer Society
Elderly patients with a slow growing lesion in an area where healing may be poor e. Sometimes a general anaesthetic may be given. Close Find information, articles and activities relevant to you. If you're struggling to find what you need, call our Support line on 7 days a week, 8am-8pm. These may be signs of VIN:. It is important to attend regular pap tests and to look out for any unusual changes, because finding a cancer early increases the chance of a good outcome.
These cancers are often treated with radical vulvectomy and removal of the groin lymph nodes. I didn't want the pain and suffering. There is no specific, definitive treatment for Bowen disease. Select the text below and copy the link. Request an appointment online. With curettage, the lesion is scraped off the skin.