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Can you tell me the risk factors for vulvar cancer?

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Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: YES

The most common risk factors associated with vulvar cancer are age, hpv, hiv, smoking, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia.
Other risk factors may include bowen's disease, paget's disease, lichen sclerosus, chronic irritant vaginitis (such as with pessary), and employment in laundry and cleaning industry.

In brief: YES

The most common risk factors associated with vulvar cancer are age, hpv, hiv, smoking, and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia.
Other risk factors may include bowen's disease, paget's disease, lichen sclerosus, chronic irritant vaginitis (such as with pessary), and employment in laundry and cleaning industry.
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
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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 factor 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 factor for both.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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