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What is recurrent vulval cancer?

Recurrent vulval cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated.

Recurrence is when the cancer comes back in the same part of the body. Secondary cancer is when the cancer spreads to another part of the body.

Vulval cancer may recur in the vulva, in the groin(s), in the pelvis, or elsewhere in the body.

Treatment options for recurrent vulval cancer

Treatment of recurrent vulval cancer will depend very much on the site (location) of the recurrence. It may involve surgical removal of the recurrence followed by radiotherapy, or radiotherapy by itself or with chemotherapy. These choices have to be made on an individual case-by-case basis.

A clinical trial of a new treatment may also be a possibility.