Vulvar cancer

What is Vulvar cancer?

Vulvar cancer is a malignant, invasive growth in the vulva, or the outer portion of the female genitals. The disease accounts for only 0. 6% of cancer diagnoses but 5% of gynecologic cancers in the United States. The labia majora are the most common site involved representing about 50% of all cases, followed by the labia minora. The clitoris and Bartholin glands may rarely be involved. Vulvar cancer is separate from vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), a superficial lesion of the epithelium that has not invaded the basement membrane - or a pre-cancer. VIN may progress to carcinoma-in-situ and, eventually, squamous cell cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, there were about 4, 850 new cases of vulvar cancer and 1, 030 deaths from the disease. In the United States, five-year survival rates for vulvar cancer are around 70%.

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HELLO my name is XXXXXXX I am 23 years old. I have two blueish darkish spots on my labia monoria. there not really like spots.. or marks it looks...

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vulval cancer is not an option.

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I was diagnosed in May with vulvar cancer, l had a radical vulvectomy in june with lymph node execision. I have vault smears yearly normally...

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Vulvar cancer is treated by surgery and if required the chemotherapy and radiation therapy is used. Surgery defines the...

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Hi. I have been breastfeeding my son for the past 2 years, which has resulted in low estrogen and vaginal dryness. This has lead to severe vulvar...

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I would like to rule out possibility of Scabies. Scabies can present with genital papular/nodular itchy...

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