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Causes of Vulvar cancer

Causes of Vulvar cancer

The exact cause of vulvar cancer is not known, but research shows that an accumulation of chromosome mutations can lead to uncontrolled growth of the cells and cancer. Chromosome mutations can occur as a function of various factors. For vulvar cancer, the main risk factors are increasing age, prior exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV), smoking, HIV infection, and a condition called lichen sclerosus.

Vulvar cancer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Vulvar cancer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Vulvar cancer:

Vulvar cancer: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Vulvar cancer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Vulvar cancer as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Vulvar cancer as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Vulvar cancer. Our database lists the following as having Vulvar cancer as a complication of that condition:

Related information on causes of Vulvar cancer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Vulvar cancer may be found in:


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