What is vulvar cancer? - Female Cancers

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 in
OK
 
  • Health 
 
10 minutes of exercise a day
The Diet Calorie Counter
Female Cancers
Article in images









What is vulvar cancer?

 

 - What is vulvar cancer?
Vulvar cancer

Also known as cancer of the vulva or vulval cancer 

What is vulvar cancer?

Vulvar cancer is a rare and slow-growing cancer that starts in the external female sex organs – generally the inner edges of the labia majora (outer lips) or labia minora (inner lips).

Sometimes vulvar cancer involves the clitoris, the Bartholin glands, on either side of the vagina, or the perineum (the small area between the vulva and anus). Around 1,100 women are diagnosed with vulvar cancer every year in the UK.
 
As is often the case with women who have an abnormal cervical smear, abnormal or pre-cancerous cells found in the vulva do not always develop into cancer. Sometimes these abnormalities resolve themselves; other times, treatment can prevent cancer. 

The different types of vulvar cancer?

There are two main types of vulvar cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, which accounts for about 90 percent of cases, and vulva melanoma, which makes up about 4 percent of cases. There are also several much rarer types of vulvar cancer, including adenocarcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, verrucous carcinoma, and sarcomas.




  
  


Samantha Fields
21/01/2013
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Female Cancers
Latest… 01/09/2014
Health and Fitness News
Guides
Videos
21 Reasons Why Yoga Is The Best Workout Of Them All
10 Things You Need To Know About A Tough Mudder
The 10 Best Calming Foods To Find Some Zen In Your Life
10 Healthy Snack Foods That Aren't All That Healthy
All Health and Fitness news
The Weight Watchers diet
The Fricker method
The Mediterranean diet
The Pritikin diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Video: How to stay healthy on holiday
See all Health and Fitness videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...
         

Copyright © 1999-2014 soFeminine.co.uk
This week: Food & Drink Special : recipes from A to Z, by country, by duration, by type - Surnames - E-cards
Axel Springer Group: Idealo.co.uk