The earlier vulvar cancer is caught, the better chance a person has of surviving five years after being diagnosed. 59.2% are diagnosed at the local stage. The 5-year survival for localized vulvar cancer is 86.4%.
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 the United States, the 5-year relative survival rate for patients with vulvar cancer, during the period 2007-2013, was 72.1%. (8