Doctors don’t know what causes vulvar cancer, but they have identified many possible risk factors, including advancing age and infection with HPV.
Nearly 90 percent of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is the second most common type of vulvar cancer.
The best thing you can do to prevent vulvar cancer is to lower the risks you can control and to get regular gynecological exams. In some cases, doctors also recommend doing self-exams.
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