Because invasive vulvar cancer is generally discovered in elderly women, a careful pretreatment evaluation of the patient and the extent of her disease must be conducted. Thereafter, the treatment plan should be consistent with the principle of effective disease control with the minimum disruption and morbidity. It is essential to try to avoid overly aggressive surgeries that can commit the patient to prolonged hospitalization. The rarity of these lesions makes it essential to obtain appropriate consultation for the gynecologic oncologist who is most familiar with the condition.
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