Vulvar Cancer

diagram of vulvaWhat is vulvar cancer?

When cancer starts in the vulva, it is called vulvar cancer. The vulva is the outer part of the female genital organs. It has two folds of skin called the labia. Vulvar cancer most often occurs on the inner edges of the labia.

When vulvar cancer is found early, treatment is most effective.

Who gets vulvar cancer?

While vulvar cancer is very rare, all women are at risk. Each year, approximately 6,330 new cases will be diagnosed  in the United States.

Risk Factors

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign

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