Vulval Cancer

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Please refer known or suspected Vulval Cancer.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Current symptoms if any
  • Clinical findings (describe cervix)
  • Results of biopsy of lesion, if performed.  The clinic has facilities to carry this out on an outpatient basis
  • CT scan of abdomen/pelvis and CXR for proven cancer

Tests

  • Biopsy of lesion (if performed)
  • CT scan of abdomen/pelvis
  • CXR for proven cancer

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecologic Oncology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Emollient creams if comfort required.

Topical analgesia gels can also be useful.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Urgent / category 1

Newly diagnosed Vulval Cancer

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent:

We will endeavour to see urgent referrals for women with a suspected or proven gynaecologic malignancy within one to two weeks.  If you have any trouble obtaining an urgent appointment please contact our secretary on (03) 6166 8049.

Semi-urgent:

Women will be given an appointment between one to eight weeks depending upon reason for referral

Routine: