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Can a yeast infection develop into vulvar cancer?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brandon Smithey
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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