- Most vulvar cancers are a type of skin cancer. But occasionally, a tumor in the vulva may arise from glandular structures in that part of the body.
- When vulvar cancer is detected early, it is highly curable. The overall five-year survival rate when the lymph nodes are not involved is 90 percent.
- Regular gynecologic exams, no matter what your age, help ensure that vulvar cancer will be detected early.
- Approximately 45,000 new cases of vulvar cancer were reported worldwide in 2020 and about 17,000 died from the disease.