Vaginal Cancer and Vulvar Cancer are rare
According to the American Cancer Society, the 2014 statistics for vaginal cancer are:
- About 3,170 new cases will be diagnosed.
- About 880 women will die of this cancer.
Vulvar cancer is also rare, being only 4% of gynecologic cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, the 2014 statistics for this cancer are:
There is hope, innovation and support available for those with vaginal or vulvar cancer here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
Patient Care and Treatment
The Gynecologic Oncology Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diagnosis and treatment to those with all types of gynecologic cancer, including vaginal and vulvar cancer. The Multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Clinic follows a team approach to care.
At the present time, there's no specific way to prevent, or screen for, ovarian cancer, but there are ways to reduce your risk
Most women have one or more risk factors for ovarian cancer. But most of the common factors only slightly increase your risk, so they only partly explain the frequency of the disease. So far, what is known about risk factors has not translated into practical ways to prevent most cases of ovarian cancer.