Vulvar Cancer—Patient Version

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Overview

Vulvar cancer usually forms slowly over years, most often on the vaginal lips or the sides of the vaginal opening.  Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) causes about half of all vulvar cancers. Explore the links on this page to learn more about vulvar cancer treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of vulvar cancer.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for vulvar cancer.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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