The vulvar cancer survival rate can sometimes provide a useful way for physicians to discuss overall patient outcomes. However, a major pitfall of any general survival rate is that it is derived from the collective experiences of many patients of vastly different backgrounds, ages and health conditions. Therefore, this information can be misleading if it is not viewed within a proper context, and further, it cannot be reliably applied to any one patient. If a patient is interested in learning about the survival rate, she should consult with a physician who can help her understand the data and, more importantly, explain the individual circumstances that can influence her own personal outcome.
There are many factors that can influence a patient’s vulvar cancer survival rate, such as her:
- Type of vulvar cancer
- Age at the time of diagnosis
- General health
- Treatment received
- Response to treatment
Taking all of this information into account, a physician can best explain how the survival rate applies to a patient’s unique situation. Any patient who would like to discuss the vulvar cancer survival rate with a gynecologic cancer expert is welcome to schedule an appointment at Moffitt Cancer Center. For added convenience, we do not require referrals.
Recognized nationally for its scientific excellence, Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. As we continue to lead the way in the discovery of new and more effective approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, we are seeing a steady improvement in the vulvar cancer survival rate. As a result, Moffitt’s patient outcomes consistently outrank national averages, and through the enhanced care we deliver, our patients are enjoying higher-quality lives.