Invasive cancer of the vulva. Diagnosis, surgical management, and nursing care.

@article{Lamb1988InvasiveCO,
  title={Invasive cancer of the vulva. Diagnosis, surgical management, and nursing care.},
  author={Mrs. A. Lamb and J. Chu},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={928-36}
}
Postoperatively, vulvar cancer patients visit the physician's office frequently until the incision is healed completely. Follow-up visits are then continued biannually and eventually annually. Postoperative mortality is directly related to the extensiveness of the disease at the time of diagnosis. If the lymph nodes are negative at the time of surgery, the five-year survival rate approaches 90%; however, if lymph nodes are positive, the five-year survival rate drops to about 33%. Because most… CONTINUE READING