Diagnostic Capabilities for Vulvar Cancer

Accurate diagnosis is essential to choosing the best treatment for your type and stage of vulvar cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center has the technology and full range of experience to address vulvar conditions from pre-invasive/precancerous lesions to metastatic disease.

If vulvar cancer is suspected, initial diagnostic tests may include:

  • Physical and pelvic examination
  • Vulvar biopsy
  • Colposcopy

Imaging tests to determine whether cancer has spread or treatment has been effective include:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan

Fox Chase radiologists and pathologists specializing in vulvar cancer review all available diagnostic tests in order to make an informed diagnosis.

Our Risk Assessment Program also provides thorough risk assessment and genetic counseling to high risk women for the prevention of gynecologic cancers.