About vulval cancer

Learn what the vulva is, where vulval cancer might start, and how common it is.


Find out about the possible symptoms of vulval cancer and when to see your doctor.

Risks and causes

Find out what a risk factor is, and the possible causes of vulval cancer.


The likely outcome when you have cancer depends on how advanced it is when it is diagnosed. Here you can find general statistics about survival for vulval cancer. 

Getting diagnosed

Read about what happens when you get diagnosed with vulval cancer, including seeing your GP, when you see a specialist and tests you may have.

Stages, types and grades

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is, and the grade tells you how fast it might grow. 


Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. 

Living with vulval cancer

It is important for you to have access to emotional support and information when coping with vulval cancer.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research looking at cancer of the vulva.

Last reviewed: 
16 Mar 2016

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