Vulval Cancer (UK Information)

Three women are diagnosed with vulval cancer every day in the UK.

There is no screening for vulval cancer and women need to know
1. Their external genitalia is called a VULVA
2. That cancer can affect the vulva
3. The only effective form of screening is to learn vulval self-examination. See the vulval self-examination leaflet here

Read more about risks and causes at this link https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/vulval-cancer

Cancer Research UK say that there are 1,300 new cases every year. However, this may not be a true picture of the situation because it means that in the past 10 years 13,000 women will have been diagnosed and CRUK’s statistics are not clear on the survival rate over 10 years. Read more at this link https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/vulval-cancer#heading-Zero

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