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Vulval cancer statistics

Vulval Stats Doughnut

  • 1,203 women in the UK were diagnosed with vulval cancer in 2011.
  • There were 405 deaths from vulval cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 40% of vulval cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Stats for a summary of the main stats and information. 

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, and Risk factors.

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics available for vulval cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011 and mortality 2012. Reliable survival data for the UK is currently not available. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD code for vulval cancer is ICD-10 C51.

Overall, the evidence on vulval cancer risk factors is limited, mainly because of the relative rarity and of this cancer type. Many studies combine vulval and vaginal cancer in order to obtain a larger number of cases for analysis. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews are cited where available, as they provide the best overview of all available research and most take study quality into account. Individual case-control and cohort studies are reported where such aggregated data are lacking.

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available.


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 7 January 2015