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What are the causes and risk factors for vulvar cancer?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: HPV

The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer.
Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.

In brief: HPV

The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer.
Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Vulvar cancer

In younger women, vulvar cancer is usually hpv related.
In older women, vulvar cancer is related to chronic irritation. Smoking is a risk for both.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

In younger women, vulvar cancer is usually hpv related.
In older women, vulvar cancer is related to chronic irritation. Smoking is a risk for both.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: The Vulva is the

External genitalia and perineal structures of a woman, the vagina is the ineternal tube leading to the cervix.
The cx and vulva seem to become infected with human papiloma strains, that are carcinogenic...Not the vagina. Cervix ca occurs at all ages, but vulvar cancers are more common with increasing age past 50.

In brief: The Vulva is the

External genitalia and perineal structures of a woman, the vagina is the ineternal tube leading to the cervix.
The cx and vulva seem to become infected with human papiloma strains, that are carcinogenic...Not the vagina. Cervix ca occurs at all ages, but vulvar cancers are more common with increasing age past 50.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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