The prognosis depends on whether the vulvar cancer is localized, regional, or metastatic at the time of diagnosis. For vulvar cancer, 59.2% are diagnosed at the local stage and the 5-year survival for localized vulvar cancer is 86.4%. The overall 5-year survival rate for vulvar cancer patients during the period 2007-2013 was 72.1%.
The number of vulvar cancer deaths is highest among women aged 85+. Death rates have been rising on average 1.2% each year over 2005-2014. In 2017 there are an estimated 1,150 people will die of this disease (8).