Chemotherapy for Vulvar Cancer
Chemotherapy uses drugs to damage or destroy cancer cells. Our vulvar cancer team includes medical oncologists, physicians who specialize in the administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other medications.
Types of chemotherapy for vulvar cancer
Our medical oncologists will work closely with you to customize the most appropriate chemotherapy treatment, which may include:
- Adjuvant chemotherapy is often given after surgery. This chemotherapy is used to kill any remaining cancer cells that may have spread or were not seen during surgery. In many cases, it can reduce the risk of new cancerous tumors.
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be given before surgery in some cases. It may be used to shrink large tumors, so less extensive surgery will be required. This type of chemotherapy can decrease the risk of the cancer returning. It can kill cancer cells that are unseen because they have moved away from the original tumor site.