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 333 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 2017 are:

  • About 6,020 cancers of the vulva will be diagnosed
  • About 1,150 women will die of this cancer.

Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.

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Last Medical Review: July 2, 2014 Last Revised: January 6, 2017

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