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What is Vulvar cancer?

What is Vulvar cancer?

  • Vulvar cancer: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the tissue of the vulva.

Vulvar cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vulvar cancer, or a subtype of Vulvar cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vulvar cancer: Introduction

Types of Vulvar cancer:

Broader types of Vulvar cancer:

How many people get Vulvar cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Vulvar cancer: estimated 3,490 new cases of vulvar cancer will be diagnosed in the US in 2007, National Cancer Institute website
Incidence Rate of Vulvar cancer: approx 1 in 77,936 or 0.00% or 3,489 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Vulvar cancer?

Complications of Vulvar cancer: see complications of Vulvar cancer

What causes Vulvar cancer?

Causes of Vulvar cancer: see causes of Vulvar cancer

What are the symptoms of Vulvar cancer?

Symptoms of Vulvar cancer: see symptoms of Vulvar cancer

Complications of Vulvar cancer: see complications of Vulvar cancer

Can anyone else get Vulvar cancer?

More information: see contagiousness of Vulvar cancer
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vulvar cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vulvar cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Vulvar cancer: see treatments for Vulvar cancer
Alternative treatments for Vulvar cancer: see alternative treatments for Vulvar cancer
Research for Vulvar cancer: see research for Vulvar cancer

Name of Vulvar cancer

Main name of condition: Vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer: Related Conditions

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


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