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Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar Cancer Symptoms and Causes

Vulvar cancer is a malignancy that can occur on any part of the external portion of the female genital organs. This type of cancer most commonly affects the labia majora or labia minora. Cancer of the vulva is a rare disease and may form slowly over many years. Nearly 90 percent of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is the second most common type of vulvar cancer, usually found in the labia minora or clitoris. Other types of vulvar cancer include:

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Paget's disease
  • Sarcomas
  • Verrucous carcinoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Bertholin gland cancer