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Could a yeast infection lead to vulvar cancer?

Not that I know. Certain viral infections cause gyn and other cancers but as far as i know, yeast infections do not. Cancer patients, especially those on chemo, often get yeast infections, though, but it did not cause the cancer. Read more...

Was diagnosed a few years ago with hpv. I am 30 now and I've been having this itch on and off near my vulvar area and scarred it might b vulva cancer?

No worry, not cancer. Vulvar cancer is rare, and the vast majority of women who have HPV never get it (or cervical cancer, for that matter). And althought it is possible that a vulvar cancer could itch, itching alone is not a symptom. If you don't have a visible growth or sore, you don't have cancer -- that's for sure. Yeast infections are the most common cause of genital itching in women. See your doc if it continues. Read more...

Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

No. To date, human papilloma virus (hpv) infection, transmitted via sexual contact, has the most solid association with vulvar/vaginal/anal/cervical cancer of any infectious agent. There is no known link between candida vulvovaginitis ("yeast infection") and lower gynecologic malignancy. Read more...
Not really. A yeast infection is an irritation. If the irritation is present for years and years -- the body may respond with hyperplasia. Hyperplasia may over time, with additional injury, develop into dysplasia -- and ultimately cancer. However, this would be vanishingly rare and not a thing to be concerned about. Read more...
Vulvar cancer. Yeast infections do not become vulvar cancer. However, many doctors do not know what vulvar cancer looks like and the mistake a cancer for a yeast infection. Read more...