There are several types of vulvar cancer.
Following factors can increase the risk of developing this disease:
Other risk factors include having systemic lupus erythematosus, having psoriasis, or having radiotherapy for uterine cancer.
You can do the following to reduce the risk of developing vulvar cancer:
Your recovery time after the operation will depend on your age, the type of surgery you had and your general health. If only a small amount of skin is removed, the wound will probably heal quickly. You will spend several days in hospital. If your lymph nodes are removed or the surgery is more extensive, recovery will take longer. You will spend about 8–10 days in hospital. It is advised not to put anything into the vagina after the surgery until your doctor says the area is healed (usually 6–8 weeks). This includes using tampons and having sexual intercourse.