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Hello all! I am a UC San Francisco medical student and future Ob/Gyn. I am currently taking a course with some classmates that introduces us to and involves us in WikiProject Medicine, so I will be editing the Vulvar Cancer article over the next month or so. My main goals are to increase the article's readability for the general public while also adding some up-to-date, new content for the medical student/professional reading the article. Feel free to give feedback, etc!
Thanks for your additions. Here are some general suggestions.
a) Currently the article reads as if its written for medical students. If the goal is to target lay audience, some of the medical jargon can be better explained or, initially introduced with an brief definition of the term. Some of these terms are: vestibule, lymph node, vulva, mons, bartholin gland, vulvetemy.
The article does a good job in describing other terms with succinct, yet facile, descriptions. See: "The lesions arise from melanocytes, the cells that give skin color and are most common in Caucasian women 50-80 years old"
b) The following sentences, found under the header Types, sub header Squamous cell carcinoma, would be better suited under the header sign and symptoms: "Squamous lesions tend to arise in a single site and occur most commonly in the vestibule. They grow by local extension and spread via the local lymph system. The lymphatics of the labia drain to the upper vulva and mons, then to both superficial and deep inguinal and femoral lymph nodes. The last deep femoral node is called the Cloquet’s node. Spread beyond this node reaches the lymph nodes of the pelvis. The tumor may also invade nearby organs such as the vagina, urethra, and rectum and spread via their lymphatics."
c) Under the header Types, subheader Melanoma, it would add to the article to site the actual number for risk of metastasis and prognosis. As it stands, the terms are too nebulous and can invoke different meanings to different people. Here is the sentence in question: "In general, they come with a high risk of of metastasis and carry a poor overall prognosis.."
d) Under the header signs and symptoms, I always appreciate seeing the percent of patients presenting with any given symptoms, if the data is readily available, vs just listing signs and symptoms. Sometimes the data is not known.
e) Under the header Diagnosis, no reason is provided about the necessity of additional tests: "Additional evaluation may include a chest X-ray, an intravenous pyelogram, cystoscopy or proctoscopy, as well as blood counts and metabolic assessment."
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User:JJemkay 16:11, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Vulvar/Vaginal Cancer Support Group
I am writing in the hopes that the editors here might consider adding our website to your resources page for Vulvar/Vaginal Cancers. We are an on-line support group for women afflicted with this type of rare disease. Many women do not have access to a support group where they reside, so they turn to the Internet in the hopes of finding others going through the same thing. We have been up and running since 2001, we have almost 400 members and unfortunately we are finding more and more women are in need of support each day. I think many women researching "Vulvar Cancer" are probably newly diagnosed, or know someone who is, and are in need of support.
I appreciate your time and consideration.
Our main site: http://www.womenconqueringcancer.org Our support group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/WomenConqueringCancer/
Orphaned references in Vulvar cancer
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Vulvar cancer's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "Hoffman2012":
- From Vulva: Hoffman, Barbara (2012). Williams gynecology. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. ISBN 9780071716727.
- From List of microbiota species of the lower reproductive tract of women: Hoffman, Barbara (2012). Williams gynecology, 2nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. p. 65. ISBN 0071716726.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 21:44, 2 April 2016 (UTC)