If you have come to our website for information relevant to your diagnosis, I hope you will be able to find what you are looking for, if you can't please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help you find what you are looking for.
This page contains documents on vulval cancer, (some will be quite large documents so please check before you start to print any off) more will be added in the future. These are from the DOH website unless otherwise stated.
One of the first books I have added for your information is published by NICE (National Institute of Clincal Excellence) and is" Improving Outcomes in Gynaecological Cancers - The Manual". This book covers all gynae cancers and has some excellent information included about your cancer diagnosis, in this case vulval cancer.
It contains all the information you should know about your treatment and care, from diagnosis through to surgery and advice on aftercare .
It fully explains what happens to you as a patient, who will be involved in your health care and all about your specialist team, who will be responsible for caring for you and also the way your treatment should be planned and by whom, and also everything you can expect regarding your overall treatment.
The link below will take you to the IOG Guidelines where you can print of the relevant section you need or download the full copy. Alternatively you can go over to the DoH website and apply online for a copy of this document which will save you printing it off. There is no charge for this booklet and it usually takes about 5 working days to be delivered.
You will find all the information from the Cancer Reform Strategy in the next paragraph.
The Cancer Reform Strategy was released on December 4th 2007, and has been welcomed by Patients and Health Professionals alike.
There is a huge amount of information to read, so I will start with the Vision for Gynaelogoical Cancers for 2012.
The vision does not represent government policy but provides useful insight into how gynaecological cancer services might develop over the next 5 years. I think you will find number 19 very interesting, and also very encouraging when you see there is mention of vulval reconstruction for the future which is very encouraging and will play an important role to a more acceptable result in Ladies healing, not just physically but also psychologically. Some areas are already offerering this to Ladies and I believe this should be rolled across the UK so Ladies are all given the option of this surgery under the guidance of their Consultant.
Also the use of the Sentinel Node Assessment, will make a huge difference to Ladies recoveries and also reduce dramatically the chances of Lymphoedema which can after after surgery, cause life long misery and pain with this condition and affect the quality of life for patients.
The document can be accessed below:
The RCOG (The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) also have an excellent booklet which contains all the information you need to know about vulval cancer and is called, "The Management of Vulval Cancer". This can be accessed by the link below