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How could I prevent vulvar cancer?
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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Vulvar cancer
Vulvar cancer in many, if not most, women is caused by the hpv viruses.
Any behavior leading to increased exposure to the viruses (such as multiple sexual partners) can increase the risk, although the overall risk is quite low. Diseases or drugs that suppress the immune system also increase the risk, as does smoking. It has not been directly studied, but the hpv vaccine may decrease the risk.

In brief: Vulvar cancer
Vulvar cancer in many, if not most, women is caused by the hpv viruses.
Any behavior leading to increased exposure to the viruses (such as multiple sexual partners) can increase the risk, although the overall risk is quite low. Diseases or drugs that suppress the immune system also increase the risk, as does smoking. It has not been directly studied, but the hpv vaccine may decrease the risk.
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
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