Health Information

Overview

  • Vulvar Cancer: Treatment Questions

    Nearly 90 percent of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is the second most common type of vulvar cancer.

  • Anatomy of the Vulva

    The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system. It’s also called the external genitalia.

  • Vulvar Cancer: Introduction

    The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system. Get the basics on vulvar cancer.

  • Vulvar Cancer: Statistics

    Learn the statistics about vulvar cancer.

  • Vulvar Cancer: Risk Factors

    Doctors don’t know what causes vulvar cancer, but they have identified many possible risk factors, including advancing age and infection with HPV.

  • Vulvar Cancer: Symptoms

    You can have vulvar cancer without having any symptoms. But some women do have symptoms. Learn what symptoms the cancer can cause.

  • Vulvar Cancer: Prognosis (Your chances of recovery)

    The best thing you can do to prevent vulvar cancer is to lower the risks you can control and to get regular gynecological exams. In some cases, doctors also recommend doing self-exams.