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Mohs Surgery – Vulvar Cancer

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      This board helped me a lot through my initial Melanoma diagnosis. I am so thankful for the all of the practical advice and wisdom that helped me see through my fears.

      I hope it is okay that I ask this group for info on a topic for my mom (not Melanoma, but skin cancer related).

      My mom is 75 and diagnosed with Vulvar Cancer SCC this week.  I know there have been a few with melanoma of the vulva here,so I thought I might ask here for info.  The Derm wants to do MOHS.  Can anyone here offer any insight on MOHS for Vulvar Cancer?  Any experience or idea on how effective this is, and more importantly how quickly Mom might heal from this surgery? I am very nervous about her being in a lot of pain. Also, can a SCC or any skin cancer be accurately staged using MOHS?  Her shave biopsy extended to all margins, so dept not know at this time.

      If you have any suggestions for questions we can ask the doctor that would be great too.


      I can't find a US based Vulvar Cancer forum, so I am seeking help where I most trust (this board).


      Thanks for any insight you can provide.


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          Hello Anne – There is a Facebook page called Mucosal Melanoma Warriers and I know that there are people there with Vulvar Melanoma. Give them a try.

          My best to you and your mother.


              Thanks so much Mary! I appreciate that you took the time to point me towards a good resource.
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