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Diseases » Vulva cancer » Summary
 

What is Vulva cancer?

What is Vulva cancer?

Cancer of the vulva. The vulva is the outer area of the female genital region. Vulva cancer is relatively rare and ...more »

  • Vulva cancer: Cancer of the skin of the vulval area.

Vulva cancer: Introduction

Types of Vulva cancer:

Broader types of Vulva cancer:

How many people get Vulva cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Vulva cancer: 3,800 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate)
Incidence Rate of Vulva cancer: approx 1 in 71,578 or 0.00% or 3,800 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Vulva cancer?

Patient Profile for Vulva cancer: Mostly elderly post-menopausal women

Gender Profile for Vulva cancer: Women only

How serious is Vulva cancer?

Deaths for Vulva cancer: 850 estimated deaths for vulva cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Vulva cancer?

Causes of Vulva cancer: see causes of Vulva cancer

What are the symptoms of Vulva cancer?

Symptoms of Vulva cancer: see symptoms of Vulva cancer

Can anyone else get Vulva cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Vulva cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vulva cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vulva cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vulva cancer: Oncologist, Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vulva cancer.
Treatments for Vulva cancer: see treatments for Vulva cancer
Prevention of Vulva cancer: see prevention of Vulva cancer
Research for Vulva cancer: see research for Vulva cancer

Society issues for Vulva cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Vulva cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Vulva cancer:

  • 0.44% (56,351) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 13% of hospital admissions for malignant neoplasms of female genital organs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Vulva cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Vulva cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Vulva cancer

Main name of condition: Vulva cancer

Class of Condition for Vulva cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Vulva cancer:

vulval cancer

Vulva cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vulva cancer:

 

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