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Vulvar cancer information

What is it?

Vulvar cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the vulva. The vulva is the external part of the female genitalia, including the labia majora and minora (inner and outer lips, or skin folds), clitoris and vaginal opening. Vulvar cancer most often affects the vaginal lips (the edges of the labia).

Vulvar cancer incidence

Vulvar cancer is relatively rare. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 6,020 women in the United States will be diagnosed with this form of cancer in 2017.

Types of vulvar cancer

Learn about the different types of vulvar cancer.

Vulvar cancer symptoms

Read about common vulvar cancer symptoms.

Vulvar cancer risk factors

Read about common risk factors for vulvar cancer.

Stages of vulvar cancer

Learn about the stages of vulvar cancer.

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