What are the key statistics about vulvar cancer?
In the United States, vulvar cancer accounts for about 4% of cancers of the female reproductive organs and 0.6% of all cancers in women. In the United States, women have a 1 in 406 chance of developing vulvar cancer at some point during their life.
The American Cancer Society's estimates for vulvar cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 4,700 cancers of the vulva will be diagnosed
- About 990 women will die of this cancer.
Last Medical Review: 02/05/2013
Last Revised: 02/05/2013