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Who gets vulvar cancer?

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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
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In brief: Vulvar cancer

Women in their 30s & 40s with high risk hpv and older women with chronic vulvar irritation.
Smokers in both age groups are at more risk.

In brief: Vulvar cancer

Women in their 30s & 40s with high risk hpv and older women with chronic vulvar irritation.
Smokers in both age groups are at more risk.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Thomas Ruma
Pathology
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In brief: Postmenopausal women

This cancer is fortunately relatively rare representing only 5% of gynecological cancers, occuring in post-menopausal women around 65 years old or so.
It is becoming more common in women that in their 50's however. It is linked to human papilloma virus, the same one that causes cervical cancer. See your doctor if you have any abnormalities of the skin of the vulva.

In brief: Postmenopausal women

This cancer is fortunately relatively rare representing only 5% of gynecological cancers, occuring in post-menopausal women around 65 years old or so.
It is becoming more common in women that in their 50's however. It is linked to human papilloma virus, the same one that causes cervical cancer. See your doctor if you have any abnormalities of the skin of the vulva.
Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Vulvar Cancer

You might want to review this article - http://www.
Cancer.Org/cancer/vulvarcancer/detailedguide/vulvar-cancer-what-causes. At your age, you are unlikely to have to worry about it for at least another 30 years, but always be suspicious of "sores" that don't heal or white, raised plaques that don't scrape off.

In brief: Vulvar Cancer

You might want to review this article - http://www.
Cancer.Org/cancer/vulvarcancer/detailedguide/vulvar-cancer-what-causes. At your age, you are unlikely to have to worry about it for at least another 30 years, but always be suspicious of "sores" that don't heal or white, raised plaques that don't scrape off.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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