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Regular cervical screenings are never a bad idea - especially for ladies born between 1947-1971, if their moms were given diethylstilbestrol to prevent miscarrying or premature birth.
Diagnosing cancer that occurs in the mouth – oral cancer – generally happens later rather than earlier. A biopsy is usually performed on already established tumors. Testing mouth lesions before cancer starts shouting would be ideal.
Cancer of the vulva is quite rare. These tumors appear in tissues surrounding a woman's vagina, and treatment for this disease can be both physically and psychologically challenging. Researchers are trying to find ways to treat this disease - and the women who have it - more gently.
The normal surgical treatment for advanced vulvar cancer can be just awful. In addition to removing the tissues that make up the vulva, along with nearby lymph nodes, some organs might also be removed. Now researchers think that surgery may not be the only answer.
A sentinel lymph node biopsy removes the lymph node closest to a tumor. The goal is to see if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes that filter out foreign particles from the body. This is a common procedure during breast cancer and melanoma surgeries.