63% of vaginal cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.
Vaginal cancer risk is associated with a number of risk factors.
Vaginal Cancer Risk Factors
|Increases risk ('sufficient' or 'convincing' evidence)||May increase risk ('limited' or 'probable' evidence)||Decreases risk ('sufficient' or 'convincing' evidence)||May decrease risk ('limited' or 'probable' evidence)|
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification. World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) classification does not include vaginal cancers.
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