Vulvar Cancer

What is Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is the malignant neoplasm of the external reproductory organs in females. Anatomically, the vulva consists of the pubis, labia majora and labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and the virginal membrane. The vulvar cancer ranks the fourth among the gynecological oncology yielding to the cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.

It is most often reported in elderly women, over the age 65. The human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) play a significant role in the vulvar cancer development. Dystrophic diseases occur prior to the cancer development that may be characterized by the term ‘kraurosis’. It manifests with the skin dryness, fragileness, thinning and cutaneous skin shrinkage in the mucocutaneous area.