My sister was diagnosed with vulvar cancer in summer 2016, she recieved a round of both chemo (1x a week) and radiation (5x a week) - finished up Nov 2016. She has had only two "physical" exams since (10-11 months). Of late she has been very tired, and we discovered last week that she has a break out / sores in the crack area of her behind. Decribed as white patches, the doctor says some areas appear to be brused. She is also having problems with her urination - she trickles rather than having a stream, and just last night she voided during the night without knowing it until she woke this morning.
She saw her doctor yesterday, he took two biosping from different areas of the break out - he told her that with just an exam he couldn't says whether the cancer had returned - the results of biopsy would take a week to get back. He suggested other possible causes of the break out could be a reaction to the radiation, I think they call it "aftereffect" or that it could be shingles.
Are we missing anything? What questions should be be asking?
Hi, I was told last Friday that I have VIN II. I just had a pap in March and no HPV was found. Everything I've read said that VIN in my age group (46) usually comes from HPV. The non HPV related VIN is usually in the elderly. I don't understand. What else would cause this. I have a urology appointment on Wednesday because I have constant blood in my urine. And another GYN on Friday because my...
Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m 19, and was just diagnosed with VIN I three weeks ago. This came after 4 months of near-constant pain in my vulva that started to severely limit my life—I had to quit my job, and was generally anxious every time I had to leave the house in fear of the pain starting in a public place that I couldn’t stop to make myself comfortable. I saw two different doctors who could...